Stories

Our stories examine the ways that race, religion, class, dis/ability, age, gender and sexual identity issues intersect with major topics in the media, and aim to bring new perspectives to light.

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What’s in a name?   

What’s in a name?   

May 16th is Romani Resistance Day, the anniversary of the only recorded uprising at the Auschwitz concentration camp by Romani prisoners. Romany Journalist Jake Bowers explores the thorny issue of what to call Europe’s largest and most marginalised ethnic minority. 

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Media dynamics in the monumental 2024 India elections 

Media dynamics in the monumental 2024 India elections 

By Rini Elizabeth Mukkath, freelance journalist India, touted as the world’s most populous democracy, has commenced its marathon parliamentary election …

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Pakistani female politicians in the public eye 

Pakistani female politicians in the public eye 

By Anmol Irfan, freelance journalist and editor  In late April, a few months after Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ex-Pakistani Prime …

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Confronting AI bias in southeast Asia: safeguarding democracy in the a...

Confronting AI bias in southeast Asia: safeguarding democracy in the a...

By Dr. Nuurrianti Jalli, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Oklahoma State University Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly prevalent in …

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Reimaging climate change storytelling 

Reimaging climate change storytelling 

By Milica Pesic, Media Diversity Institute Executive Director  Can the media do a better job of covering climate change? It’s …

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What is Georgia’s ‘Foreign Agent’s Bill’? How has foreign ...

What is Georgia’s ‘Foreign Agent’s Bill’? How has foreign ...

By Santiago Bracho On the 18th of April 2024, the Georgian government led by the Georgian Dream Party’s Prime Minister …

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The rise of the far-right and the media 

The rise of the far-right and the media 

By Angelo Boccato, freelance journalist  The media narratives around the far-right, especially in Europe follow a series of patterns that …

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Meta’s crackdown on political content: What does it mean for campaig...

Meta’s crackdown on political content: What does it mean for campaig...

By Sophie Bauer, digital campaigns & communications consultant   A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Meta, the company behind …

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PUBLIC PURSE: MEDIA FRIEND OR FOE?

PUBLIC PURSE: MEDIA FRIEND OR FOE?

By Leah Brown Founder & CEO, Broadstairs Consulting Ltd The topic of race is front and centre in 2024 Britain. …

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From manipulation to the ballot box: The age of AI in Pakistan’s...

From manipulation to the ballot box: The age of AI in Pakistan’s...

By Saba Chaudhary, independent journalist and activist  2024 is a tense election year for many of the biggest democratic countries …

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