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UK Press Did Not Welcome Romanians and Bulgarians

British newspapers were not very welcoming towards Romanians who were expected to migrate to the country, portraying them mainly as criminals, beggars and thieves who will “flood” the UK, finds the Migration Observatory at the Oxford University. "The language used to describe Romanians – particularly in tabloid newspapers – often mention them alongside criminality and anti-social behaviour, while this was not the case with Bulgarians”, said William Allen, co-author of the report.

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Ferguson: Where are the Angels of the US Media?

The New York Times has been criticised because of double standards regarding the portrayal of Michael Brown and the police officer who shot him in Ferguson, Missouri. For many years, journalists, researchers and academics have been trying to draw attention to the unfair representation of Black African Americans, especially young males, by the media in the USA. The coverage of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson was no exception to this trend.

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MDI on London Live TV Asking for More Ethnic Diversity in the Media

“We always hear that BBC, BSkyB and others are trying to have more diverse programmes, more representatives from Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities. But we, in MDI, wonder how they are actually going to do that?” said MDI's Dasha Ilic on London Live TV debating BSkyB pledg that by the end of next year at least 20% of the stars and writers of its UK-originated TV shows will come from a black, Asian or other minority ethnic background.

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Egypt: “What Made Her Go There?”

The UN said that more than 99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, ranging from verbal harassment to rape. Egyptian rights groups reported that such figures were tied with the dramatically increased number of assaults post-revolution. There have been many grassroots initiative to counter harassment, with social media being a useful tool for many women to speak up and help tackle this sensitive topic within Egyptian society.

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MDI US Head of Operations: Reporting during Campaigns

Addressing the audience of editors and media managers at the Media Academy 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, MDI Head of Operations in the U.S., Marija Sajkas, spoke about freedom of expression from the U.S. point of view. There is a difference between the European media landscape with its set of laws that are regulating freedom of speech, and America where we have the First Amendment”, said Sajkas.

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Journalists to Spend More Time with Marginalised Groups

Journalist David Tuller, author of the Media Diversity Institute’s “Reporting Diversity Guide”, teaches reporting on public health at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He frequently writes for The New York Times and for MDI website reveals some of the tips on how to report on marginalised groups and their issues.

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Ethnic Groups in Burma Need Their Own Media

The Myanmar government recently ended 50 years of strict press control and set about ending the conflict with the many ethnic groups. "There is certainly a need for the ethnic groups in Myanmar to get their own media, especially in the face of government efforts to get in first and ethnic journalists fear also that “crony” media will be given permission to publish in ethnic languages before they are", writes Judith Clarke for MDI website.

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White Cartoon Character Saving the Wildlife in Kenya?

Illegal hunting has become an increasingly serious threat for the wildlife in Kenya. That is why a drawing competition was launched challenging children to come up with an animation character who will have the power to protect elephants and rhinos. But some have already expressed their concerns about Ben 10, a white-boy coming from America to save the Kenyan wildlife from poaching.

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Story of MDI in 8 Minute Film

Watch the video that pays tribute to MDI's work and its 15 years of promoting diversity in the media. The short film made by the independent film maker Rani Khanna, features MDI trainers, trainees, students and staff who contributed to the promotion of a more inclusive media with projects all around the globe.

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