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Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

MDI in Russia - Stories from Four Regions


MA Diversity and the Media - Apply Now

A highly innovative course by MDI & the University of Westminster, UK.


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Reporting Ethnicity & Religion Study


South Sudan People’s Voice


Pew: Minorities More Interested in Local News

According to the Pew Research Center, almost nine-in-ten residents of the three US cities follow local news closely. Also minorities such as African-Americans in Macon and Hispanics in Denver follow local news more intently than the white people do. The study also suggests that some populations are more engaged with their local news stream.


"Media in the Balkans Worse than after the Wars"

At the symposium at Columbia University dedicated to the state of the media in the Western Balkans, MDI chaired a panel on censorship and self-censorship. After a day-long debate, it was not surprsiing when the OSCE Representative Dunja Mijatovic declared that ‘freedom of the media in the Balkans is worse than after the wars in the ‘90s’.


Fair Reporting on Immigration by Young Journalists

Like in many other countries, stories on immigrants in Morocco are usually negative, rarely nuanced and often inaccurate. But freshly graduated ISIC students at MDI workshop in Casablanca plead to bring fair, more balanced and different portrayal of immigrants.


Dune-Voices Extends to Libya: Safety and Ethics Most Needed

"They came for us, probably to kill us. My sister and I had to escape our home through the back door, and seek protection in exile," says one the Libyan journalist attending MDI workshop and the conference in Tunis within the project dedicated to the Sahara stories.


Italian Press Mix Up Gender Equality with Pornography

Italian city of Trieste decided to address the issue of gender equality in schools and therefore approved a project showing men and women are equal and deserve the same rights. But some newspapers and local media accused the authorities and teachers of 'introducing kids to dangerous ideas and pornography'.


Five Media Mistakes over Charlie Hebdo

There are things that world media could do and could have done differently in the coverage of the Charlie Hebdo killing and the events that have followed.


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.


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.