Current Projects

Media Diversity Institute is working on a number of projects that promote media and information literacy, better representation of minority groups in the media and combat disinformation around the world.

DeTACT: Detect Then Act

DeTACT is a European collaboration between civil society organizations, technology experts and academic institutions aiming to monitor and tackle online hate speech with multiple innovative strategies to help bystanders become up standers online. Key Activities: Will deploy artificial intelligence to monitor online hate speech and generate insight which can fuel compelling, data-driven campaigns. Develop campaigns to convert bystanders into upstanders, building a community of influencers who are better equipped to challenge racism and xenophobia propagated on social media networks. Their...

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FACE: Fighting Against Cyberbullying & Exclusion

FACE, whose acronym stands for Fighting Against Cyberbullying & Exclusion will develop guidelines, materials, networks and multidisciplinary artistic approaches equip parents, youth workers and students to address the issue in their communities. We developed FACE in response to the rise of cyberbullying and its extreme negative impacts. Earlier this year, the UK’s communications regulator OFCOM found that one in four children experienced a form of online abuse in 2018. Furthermore, they found that 80% of children surveyed said they were involved in...

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MLADI: Supporting Youth Civic Engagement Through Media and Digital Presence

The project objective is to support youth civic engagement through media and digital presence. The aim is to empower young people in Serbia to become engaged, well-informed and responsible democratic citizens through increasing their media and digital literacy and offering them tools and channels to voice their opinions to wider audience. The project title MLADI stands for Media Literacy Alliance and Digital Importance, and also means ‘young’ in Serbian. Key activities: Three four-day training workshops for youth activists. A total...

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New Neighbours: Mobilising Media and Civil Society Actors to Foster Greater Intercultural Understanding between Migrants and Host Communities in Europe

The project objectives are tocounteract the damaging media agenda on migrants, which often uses negative stereotypes and frames, and distinguishes them as the ‘other’. This will be achieved by highlighting the positive contribution of migrants to local societies. The project will also communicate real facts about migration and combat stereotypes. There will also be project initiatives to give migrant a voice in the public discourse. This will help foster tolerance and acceptance for migrants and refugees in the EU. Key...

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