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.

INFOCORE: Identifying the Role of Media in Conflicts

INFOCORE (Informing Conflict Prevention, Response and Resolution) is international collaborative research, which aims to analyse the role of media in violent conflict. The project will investigate the role that the media plays in the emergence or prevention, the escalation or de-escalation, and the management and reconciliation of conflicts in three main regions: the Middle East, the West Balkans and the African Great Lakes area. The objective of the project is to come up with a set of recommendations which will...

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Responsible and Free Reporting on Security Issues in Tunisia

This project aims to identify and develop initiatives that will foster responsible and free reporting on security, conflict and extremism in Tunisia. An analysis of media practice in Tunisia on these issues will be used as a starting point for a series of discussions between media figures and those in the political, state and security sectors, as well as international and local experts, in order to build dialogue and trust between the different parties with a view to developing commitment...

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Our Elections, Our Europe! – Engaging European Youth Young to Counter Hate Speech, Promote Diversity, and Encourage Inclusion

Our Elections, Our Europe! aims to engage young people around an issue crucial to the 2014 European Elections - migration, and the importance of fighting xenophobic speech and promoting inclusive attitudes around this.  The project responds to the concerning rise in xenophobic attitudes and statements by politicians in these three countries, and addresses the danger that such attitudes are having growing traction among young people, in the context of unemployment, lack of opportunities and disillusion with traditional politics. The project...

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Russia: Fighting Discrimination Through Inclusive Reporting

The purpose of this project is to contribute to a greater freedom of expression representing all viewpoints in Russian society, and to promote equality and to fight discrimination by equipping journalists with the skills to report ethically, responsibly and inclusively on ethnic and national diversity in their regions. Xenophobia and nationalism are two important issues throughout Russia which need to be debated more inclusively and responsibly. Media reports tend to focus on sensational incidents, especially violence by migrants or ethnic...

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