Past Projects

Media Diversity Institute works on 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! Phase IV

This 30-month project strives to encourage young people to combat discrimination and religious intolerance in Europe. This new phase builds on Get the Trolls Out!’s existing track record in monitoring online hate speech and using the findings to challenge the perpetrators or debunk inflammatory rhetoric. It delivers social media-based campaigns to promote key messaging and help build a healthier environment online.  Led by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and working with partners across Europe, Get The Trolls Out! counters anti-religious...

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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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Support to Media and Information Literacy Clubs in Public Schools

The project objective is to prevent the risks of hate speech and disinformation, by strengthening MIL skills among youth in Jordan. The focus is on public schools in Irbid, Zarqa, and Ma’an, where students from grades 7 - 9 will benefit from action-oriented support in MIL clubs. The clubs will focus on digital media literacy, visual media creation, authenticity of news, ethical reporting, and online privacy and security, among other topics. Key activities: Training workshop for MIL Master TrainersTraining workshops...

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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 to counteract 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....

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