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25 IS ONLY THE BEGINNING  

25 IS ONLY THE BEGINNING  

"I discovered what it means to be different early in life. I was born left-handed, like a few relatives on my father’s side. But they were old, lived in the countryside, and never went to school. In my family, my left-handedness was seen as proof that I was taking aft...

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Instead of Conclusions   

Instead of Conclusions   

"I was also immensely moved by the passion expressed by all the authors, no matter their perspectives, as well as their shared commitment to the notion that journalism and all forms of media can and must be used as tools for positive change. Many of the authors grew up ...

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The Role of Media in Reporting LGBTQI Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Role of Media in Reporting LGBTQI Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"In the patriarchal and conservative society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, resistance to this group and to any topics concerning sexual minorities, gender issues, and women's rights is still very powerful. High-quality, professional and engaged media reporting on these iss...

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A Balkan Journey on Diversity 

A Balkan Journey on Diversity 

"Usually, when we talk about mechanisms of hate in the media we focus on "hate speech”. I think it would also be interesting to analyze “hate silence”. This, for example, is the treatment of the Roma, who simply do not exist in the Albanian media. Nobody talks abo...

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The Storytelling Times  

The Storytelling Times  

"In Morocco, the media is part of politics, as is the case in all North African and Middle Eastern countries. I transitioned to journalism from politics, carrying my dreams and idealistic values. Politicians draw the lines of liberation and control, while journalists ex...

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Meditating Cultural Diversity

Meditating Cultural Diversity

"As Confucius aptly put it, “to maintain diversity in the midst of diversity is the gentlemen’s way of life.” In this light, the Maoist endeavor for a unified Chinese-ness sparked the quest for cultural diversity in terms of class, gender and ethnicity. The most r...

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Diversity Postcard 

Diversity Postcard 

"Outside the cultural and political West, visibility and voice are differently entangled with publicness. Modern Muscat as a city developed mostly along large roads parallel to the coastline. The city is not structured around public squares or places for easy, everyday ...

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Does De-centred Media Hold The Solution To Our Cohesion Challenge? 

Does De-centred Media Hold The Solution To Our Cohesion Challenge? 

"Regional media is declining, but its reporters are much more representative of our diverse society, as are graduates from university journalism courses. New, independent, ‘de-centred’ media projects are emerging. What they lack in funding, many make up for in enthu...

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Gender and The Media: Then and Now

Gender and The Media: Then and Now

"Women in public life face the same online dangers as men, but in addition they are specifically targeted with abuse and threats simply for being women who choose to take on a public role as human rights activists, journalists or politicians. The situation is heightened...

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Ensuring Diversity in Egyptian Media  

Ensuring Diversity in Egyptian Media  

"Oddly enough, although veiled women are the majority in Egypt, they are much rarer in news and the entertainment media. Perhaps social media is the space that has been freest for women who choose to dress conservatively. Deemed not modern enough to be seen on any of th...

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Down And Out In The Melting Pot 

Down And Out In The Melting Pot 

"Individuals of different cultures, I found, certainly tolerated each other in New York City’s districts, living side by side, engaging in polite transactions of all sorts on a daily basis. But they hardly melted together with one another. I dare say that they struggl...

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Diversity and Me

Diversity and Me

"Promoting the message that everybody has a right to be heard is often an ongoing struggle. When people feel threatened there is a tendency to revert to an atavistic nationalism. As journalists we must strive to keep the door open to everyone, to confront ignorance and ...

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