October 2022 Newsletter: Black History Month – Putting Words Into Action Brings Change

The issues of race, racism, diversity and inclusion have moved to the top of the agenda in October as the UK marks Black History Month. Black people’s experiences shape our society and their contributions are celebrated and highlighted during the month. With this year’s motto being ‘Time for Change: Action Not Words’ set by the Black History Month 2022 UK organisers, it is time to put words into action and work towards sustainable change.

Media Diversity Institute has been working towards changing the media sector for over two decades. Accurate and nuanced reporting on race, among other issues, is integral to our work. For this month, we would like to dedicate our newsletter to the brilliant Black journalists within our network and their work for Media Diversity Institute.

Our News!

On 30 September we organised a workshop on Journalism and Faith which was led by Dina Newman. Journalists who cover faith-related issues and are interested in improving their skills joined us at the Frontline Club, London, where they learnt about inclusive journalism principles; discussed barriers to quality journalism and sensitivity related to terminology; engaged in the creation of compelling stories; and explored ethical issues around reporting faith.

Get The Trolls Out! in collaboration with the University of Westminster Diversity and Inclusion Research Community is organising an exhibition of artworks exploring the theme of ‘Diversity & Religion’. Deadline: 27 November 2022.

GERIS (Global exchange on Religion in Society) is hosting a panel on 27 October (16:00 CET / 15:00 BST) the debate will focus on ‘Diversity, peace, and religious pluralism in the EU and globally.’ Both events will be livestreamed on the project’s Facebook page

Journalists who are members of the GERIS Network have produced a series of articles related to the project.

Hashtag Generation, our partner in the project ‘Get The Trolls Out! Sri Lanka’, conducted an in-person roundtable event on 20th September in Colombo, Sri Lanka in which they presented the results of their social monitoring activities during the past months.

Five Years Since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Assassination

‘Where is the sense of urgency?’ – International Civil Society Coalition calls out unacceptable delays in justice on the fifth anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination.

Click below to read our newsletter and to subscribe!