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.

Anti-Discrimination Campaign

MDI provides consultancy/expertise related to more professional reporting on discrimination. This includes contribution to the Campaigns’s Diversity Manual and production of a Diversity Glossary as a stand alone CoE publication in several languages, available for all media organisations and Civil Society Organisations interested and/or specialized in the field of anti-discrimination. Region/country: Europe Timeframe/dates: 2008 - 2012 Funder: Council of Europe Partners: Council of Europe

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Reporting Diversity for Jewish and Arab Israeli Journalism Students

A continuation of the successful project set up in 2004. This time a new generation of Jewish and Arab undergraduate journalism students from the Emek Yezreel College near Nazareth, have explored their own experience of otherness, coexistence and inclusion, especially in the aftermath of the recent crisis in the Middle East.  The students decided whether to produce a bi-lingual newspaper supplement, as in the pilot or to set up a webzine, or produce a video. The aim of this project...

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Southeastern Europe: The Reporting Diversity Network

Region/country: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania Timeframe/dates: 2001/2003 Funder: The European Community, The European Cultural Foundation, The Freedom Forum, The Guardian Foundation, IREX - the Open Society Institute, The U.S. Department of State, The Westminster Foundation for Democracy Partners: Albanian Media Institute (Tirana), Association of Independent Electronic Media (Belgrade); Beta News Agency (Belgrade); Centre for Multicultural Understanding and Cooperation (Skopje); Center for Democracy and Human Rights (Podgorica); Center...

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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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