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.

First Combined Pakistan and Afghan Conflict Reporting Course

This course was the first joint course for Pakistani and Afghan journalists on Conflict Reporting. Held in London in March 2008, the course was organized by Intermedia Islamabad and the Media Diversity Institute, with the support of the British High Commission in Pakistan. During the two-week course, journalists explored the practical, theoretical and management issues of working in conflict zones. The most important aim of the training was to build the capacity of journalists from Pakistan and Afghanistan in reporting...

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Part II: Seeing the Roma Without Prejudice

A large, two-year media diversity project that aims to help Roma communities overcome discrimination, marginalisation and the violations of their rights through a process of media education and empowerment, and increasing the amount of fair representation of Roma voices in the media. The programme targeted Roma journalists working in both specialist Roma media and in the mainstream media; non-Roma journalists and media outlets; Roma NGOs and community leaders. The project activities included: a translation into Albanian and Macedonian languages of...

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South Caucasus: Training the Media & Empowering Minorities

A large-scale, three-year media diversity project targeting journalists, media decision-makers, journalism academics, and minorities NGOs. Project activities ranged from producing manuals and conducting training workshops, to internships and TV and radio productions. The project aimed to use the power of the media to create deeper public understanding of ethnic and other minority groups and their human rights in the countries of the South Caucasus. The project was designed to promote a constructive role for the media in helping societies reduce...

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Intercultural Cities Programme

MDI provides consultancy/expertise on media and diversity issues for participants of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities Programme, which includes 12 cities from all around Europe. MDI’s role includes the provision of training for journalists who want to enhance their professional standards in reporting on diversity, and training for Civil Society Organisations in media communication/advocacy. Region/country: Europe Timeframe/dates: 2007 - 2012 Funder: Council of Europe Partners: Council of Europe

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