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Reporting from the Sahara on Dune Voices Website

There have been more than 100 articles published on Dune Voices website and republished in many other media outlets. Covering the topics of marginalised groups and minorities in the region of the Sahara, forgotten by the mainstream media in Mali, Mauritania, Libya, Morocco and Algeria, Dune Voices has become a source of an accurate, independent and diverse reporting.

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Bruce Jenner, a Hero of Transgender Community?

Media in the US have been flooded with thousands of articles on Bruce Jenner’s transition into a trans woman. But how Jenner’s coming out will affect transgender communities, especially the way media portray them? Will celebrities' reality shows change the way media report on the issues of transgender community?

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Russian TV Messages about a Western Plot

Russian viewers of television news and current affairs are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a ‘western plot’ to bring their country to its knees, a new monitoring reveals. Russian TV channels also accuse the US of fomenting the war with Ukraine.

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H.Muir:Diversity Includes Social Deprivation

Hugh Muir, the Guardian's columnist, suggested that “along with women, people from minorities and those with disabilities, we also need to hear from those who have suffered social deprivation.”

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PLURAL+ 2015 Youth Video Festival

Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length addressing migration, diversity and social inclusion. Deadline is 15 June 2015.

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How the Media Make Us Feel Good about Migrants

Media reproduces a romanticised image of humanitarian EU coastguards while its coverage of 'migrant crisis' remains superficial, distorted and feeds into fears of the invasion of migrants into Europe. Instead of reporting on strict EU border policies, most of the media blame 'greedy traffickers'.

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Media Reporting on Baltimore is Racist. Again.

Most of the US media were characterized as racist for their coverage on the events in Baltimore and in Ferguson last year. That shows how deep and systematic the problem is. Media could have been a solution offering more accurate, unbiased and non-stereotypical reporting. But they repeated the same pattern of accusations and stigmatisation instead.

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MDI to partner with Chinese University

Sun Yat-Sen University from Beijing and the Media Diversity Institute are to develop a joint Inclusive Journalism and Social Harmony Programme aimed at encouraging a culture and forum among the region’s media actors, journalism educators and civil society organizations.

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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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