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.

News and Digital Literacy Project – Where Fake News Fails

The Macedonian Institute for Media, together with its project partners, is launching a project titled “News and Digital Literacy Project – Where Fake News Fails.” The aim of the three year project is to promote news and digital literacy, in order to improve the effectiveness, responsibility and ethics of civil society and journalists is using the right of freedom of opinion and expression. The project aims to increase debate amongst journalists about news and digital literacy, focussing on the economic...

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Disability: A Matter of Perception

The main aim of the project "Disability: A Matter of Perception"  is to strengthen visibility of persons with disabilities (PwD) in the media. The weakened role of the media as protectors of public interest in Macedonia on one hand, and the difficult climate in which civil society organisations (CSOs) operate on the other, led to the shrinking of media space for pressing needs of disadvantaged groups, and consequently to citizens’ misperceptions in recognising the existing discrimination. The invisibility of PwD...

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#SilenceHate Project against Online Hate Towards Migrants and Refugees

Region/Countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom Timeframe/dates: January 2018 - December 2019 Funder: European Commission Lead Partner: COSPE Partners: Media Diversity Institute, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ),Amnesty Italy, Amnesty Poland, Karpos, Zaffiria, Cyprus Community Media Centre The general objective of the project is to combat and prevent online hate speech against migrants and refugees by developing new and creative counter-narratives. The most effective way to tackle hatred is through education and debate. Schools and media have a vital...

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#YouthAgainstHate: Empowering Youth to Combat Hate Speech in Local Communities

Region/Country: Serbia Timeframe/dates: December 2017 – March 2018 Founder: OSCE Mission to Serbia The Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans implements the new #YouthAgainstHate project, which aims to increase resilience of young people in local Belgrade communities by equipping them with tools and opportunities to identify, expose and combat hate speech, including hate speech online. The project objectives are to empower young people to actively contribute to community resilience by assuming a constructive role in countering hateful narratives and social marginalisation....

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