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MA Diversity and the Media - Apply Now

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


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South Sudan People’s Voice


First Tuareg TV Channel Launched

The first Tuareg TV channel was launched in Paris aiming to "correct the prevailing image" of Tuaregs, nomadic population of the Saharan regions in North Africa. Lately, the Western media has referred to the Tuareg quite often, mainly because of the involvement of part of their population in the conflict that broke out in Mali. In this context, the Tuareg have been described mostly as rebels or separatists.


On Facebook, With or Without Hijab

“While some Muslim women in Europe are fighting for their right to cover themselves up with a burqa, the women of Iran must fight for their right to uncover themselves”, writes Huffington Post. International press wrote extensively about the social media campaign started by an Iranian journalist based in London. But what is the relation between the freedom of expression and social networks?


Roma’s life in media: facts and images

Negative stereotypes about Roma community are widespread in the international media, but Article 12 says that fair journalism can be one of the best tools for change and can play an important role in the fight against the stigmatisation of any minority. Article 12 published its annual analysis on the discrimination of the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scottish media.


BBC Diversity Plan Criticised

The BBC has recently announced new measures in order to improve the representation of the black, Asian and minority ethnic community. The BBC is ready to dedicate a £2.1m towards the diversity creative talent fund. But many have been asking if 'the good intention of the BBC are enough'.


Latinos Missing from the US media

American media has not reflected the increase of Latinos in the country, so the lack of Latino characters continues to be latent in films, series and TV shows. According to the Columbia University research, on television and in movies, Latinos continue to be represented through old stereotypes.



“Bastards”, a documentary film by the award-winning Deborah Pekin, follows the life of Rabha who fights for the recognition of her forced marriage and a status of her daughte rby the Moroccan state. In many Muslim countries children born outside marriage are illegal and bear the stigma of a “bastard”.


Media Advocacy Campaigns for the Algerian CSOs

“There are many needs in Tindouf, western Algeria. It is far away from the capital which is a challenge”, says Bentaher who was one of the 17 participants from different NGOs at the Media Diversity Institute workshop on media advocacy campaigning.


Last Chance to Apply for MA Diversity and the Media

The application process for the MA Diversity and the Media 2014/15 at the Westminster University is still open. There are number of scholarships available for this highly innovative course developed in cooperation with the Media Diversity Institute to give students an opportunity to analyse the role of the media in social construction.


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.