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.

Muslim Women and Communities against Gender Islamophobia in Society

MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in society) is a project devised to prevent gender Islamophobia in Spain and in Belgium, in particular in media outlets, and to draw lessons useful for other European countries. The project will be carried out by a consortium led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and formed by the Media Diversity Institute Global, the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique and the Fundación Al Fanar para el Conocimiento Árabe. Today this...

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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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Inclusive Media, Cohesive Society

Inclusive Media, Cohesive Society (IMeCS) is a two-year project which aims to foster a media sector that contributes to a pluralistic, inclusive, and cohesive society in Lebanon. The lead partner on the project is the Samir Kassir Foundation, working together with Media Diversity Institute and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.  Goals: To ensure that media platforms, including social media, provide a fair representation of all components of the Lebanese society To equip marginalized groups and hate speech victims with the necessary...

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COVINFORM

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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