Newsletter March 2023: Woman, Life, Freedom

Women’s representation in the media has come to the forefront in recent years with movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. These movements have shed light on the rampant sexual harassment and misconduct that women face in the entertainment industry. The media has also been criticized for its lack of diversity and inclusion, with women of colour and those in the LGBTQ+ community being particularly underrepresented. Media Diversity Institute is determined to monitor and bring to light such media failings.

As we celebrate this year’s Woman’s History Month, Media Diversity Institute would like to dedicate our newsletter to the brave Iranian women journalists who risk their safety in order to expose Iran’s treatment of women. As Mahtab Mahboub wrote in an article for Media Diversity Institute:

“[Independent female journalists] have proven that their voices, their passion for life and their fight for “woman, life, freedom” is unstoppable, despite all the pressures.”

Our News

The video from our webinar ‘Conflict Reporting and the Russia – Ukraine War’ is now available to watch online.

Podcasts on the MEDIADELCOM project, which explores deliberative communication, are available on YouTube and Spotify!

Get The Trolls Out! and the University of Westminster’s art exhibition on 2 March was an absolute success. You can now see the photos from the event and the exhibit online.

Before MAGIC wraps up at the end of March, a final event ‘Muslim Voices for Diversity Dialogue’ organised by our partner Collectif pour l’Inclusion et contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique will be held on 19-20 March . In addition, the project’s Coalition of Muslim Women and Communities against Gendered Islamophobia in Society is now open to the public. You can join it here.