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.

Media Solidarity Programme: The Reporting Diversity Network

A project to support understanding, tolerance and respect among different nationalities and minorities. It aimed to support independent and reliable journalism in the target countries by providing emergency assistance to journalists and media organisations, as well as supporting conflict resolution and co-operation between media centres in the region. The project consisted of the following parts: Creation of media solidarity centres within existing media organisations in Albania, Macedonia and Serbia; Emergency assistance for Kosovar journalists returning home from Albania, Macedonia and...

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Latvia and Romania: Reducing Ethnic Tensions

Media in both Latvia and Romania were assisted to help diminish tensions within their ethnically divided countries by strengthening the capabilities of these news organizations to distribute more in-depth, balanced, and pluralistic reports. Those objectives were to enable media to promote greater popular understanding of human rights, to support greater understanding among all ethnic groups of the social, political, and economic concerns within each community. Through cross-ethnic initiatives, MDI aimed to build constructive and influential relationships between journalists and news...

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Macedonia: Reporting Diversity Network Foundation Project

This project is the introduction of a reporting diversity programme to Macedonia, plus the convening of a “Reporting Diversity Conference” held in London in November 1998 that led to the emergence of the Reporting Diversity Network that now forms the foundation of the Media Diversity Institute’s work. The objectives of this project are to produce a “Reporting Diversity Resource Manual” in Macedonian language and the production of a “Trainers Guide to Reporting Diversity”. The guide provided a valuable hands-on tool...

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Mentorship: Research Fellows at the Central European University

MDI mentors fellows from the International Policy Fellowship (IPF) program of the Central European University (Budapest) and the Open Society Institute. The program supports research by civil society leaders in Central and Eastern Europe, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. This 36-month project aims to use the power of the media (both the news and entertainment media) to create deeper public understanding of ethnic and other minority groups and their human rights issues in the countries of...

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