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.

Get the Trolls Out! Sri Lanka

Get The Trolls Out! Monitoring and Combating Online Hate Speech and Disinformation Campaigns in Sri Lanka (GTTOSL) is a 3 year project which aims to foster social cohesion in Sri Lanka by developing critical thinking skills among online audiences and building resilience to harmful narratives propagated by social media. The lead partner on the project if the Media Diversity Institute, working together with Hashtag Generation as the partner in Sri Lanka. Goals: To raise awareness of the scope and focus...

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Since its outbreak in Europe in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on societies. Vulnerable groups have been impacted disproportionately: even in countries with well-developed responses, the outbreak and its repercussions imperil the basic well-being of social groups whose livelihoods are already precarious, while the uneven distribution of suffering threatens to aggravate inequality and division. COVINFORM analyses and critiques COVID-19 responses on the levels of government, public health, community, and information and communications. Goal Developing risk...

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Global Exchange on Religion and Society

Global Exchange on Religion in Society (GERIS) is a two-year project of networking, societal capacity building and social media engagement. The goal of the projectis to contribute to social inclusion and societal resilience by setting up a global community-based exchange initiative. Through this action, a global exchange will be set up to connect positive experiences of coexistence among people of different faiths, and none, in societies across the globe. It will facilitate the spread of best practices for promoting respect...

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Reporting Diversity Network (RDN) 2.0

Reporting Diversity Network (RDN) 2.0 aims to activate the role of civil society in countering narratives of the divide and replacing them with positive discourse contributing to the values of respect for human rights, respect for diversity and good neighbouring relations. In order to do so, the project will empower a regional network of CSOs to work together with the aim to influence the quality of media reporting about issues of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age. RDN 2.0...

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