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.

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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Phase II: Get the Trolls Out! Phase

This 18-month project strives to encourage young people to combat discrimination and religious intolerance in Europe. It builds on “Get the Trolls Out!” – a highly successful initiative which gave young people and CSOs the tools to combat antisemitism in the European media space. Led by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), the second phase of this project benefits from the partners’ experience of using innovative media outputs to deliver a powerful counter-narrative, extending their scope to include diverse forms of...

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