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MDI Brings Leading Chinese Professors to the UK

Two leading professors from the prominent Sun Yat-Sen University in China visited several British universities that have modules on gender and the media. Dr Haiyan Wang and Dr Zhijin Zhong introduced their ideas of developing new courses on diversity and media. Dr Zhong praised "MDI for doing important and valuable work in promoting equality of people with diverse background".

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MDI at the World Journalism Education Congress

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) will participate at the biggest world gathering of journalism educators, World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), in Auckland, New Zealand. MDI has developed and designed a unique MA Diversity and the Media course in partnership with the University of Westminster, and at WJEC will co-host an inclusive hournalism workshop (syndicate).

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Cardiff University Report on EU Media Coverage of Migration

Differences in the way media reported on migrants and refugee crisis in the EU are significant. According to the report commissioned by UNHCR and conducted by Cardiff University, differences occur in source access, terminology ('migrant', 'refugee' and ‘illegal’), news angles, as well as the explanations and proposed solutions to the crisis.

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Dune Voices Success at the Anna Lindh Award Ceremony

Maimouna Saleck won the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award, for her story on traditional religious schools ‘mahadhras’in Mauritania, published on the Dune Voices website. Dune Voices is about raising awareness of issues from the heart of the Sahara, often forgotten and ignored.

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MA Diversity and the Media for Tomorrow’s Inclusive Journalists

Master Course developed by the Westminster University and MDI is for those who want to learn something different than what other masters’ in Journalism or Media Studies usually offer - understanding of social diversity and a first-hand experience in the practice of inclusive journalism. University is accepting applications for the academic year 2016/17 starting in September 2016.

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MDI to create Macedonian Media and Information Literacy Coalition

MDI has joined the School of Journalism and Public Relations in their efforts to establish a coalition of media and civil society organisations in Macedonia. As part of the new 3-year project, the Macedonian Media and Information Literacy Coalition (MAMIL) will be formed with a goal of promoting Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in Macedonia.

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Unethical Reporting on Migrants and Refugees in Europe

Some European media and most notably tabloids, failed to respond to the refugee crisis in an ethical and professional way. many of them published and republished racist and xenophobic statements, used defamatory language and misinterpreted statistics.

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Media in Sri Lanka: from Division to Inclusion?

MDI team visited Sri Lanka where two different ethnic and religious narratives still exist and women are nowhere to be seen in the newsrooms. The island remains heavily divided and except from the English language media, no other newsrooms have Sinhalese and Tamil journalists working together.

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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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