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Stories from the Sahara

Only last year, Dune Voices articles have been republished and promoted more than 250 times by Africa 24, El Watan, Radio France Internationale. Dune Voices has its own network of journalists in Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Algeria and it's amongst the few media that have reporters inside Libya. 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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Why the Oscars are So White

MDI joined the debate over the lack of diversity in Hollywood after the Academy did not nominate a single Black, Hispanic, Asian or any other performer who is not white in four acting categories. "Having only white actors and actresses as nominees is only the symptom of a much wider problem, deeply rooted in our society," said MDIs Dasha Ilic for TRT.

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MDI Trainee Broke a Story on Salt Fraud

Hanaa Abu El-Ezz broke a story on salt fraud in Egypt and its bad impact on people’s health. Hanaa, who was a MDI trainee proved that cheap salt distributed in villages around Alexandria contains impurities, dust and heavy metals while people consuming it were not aware of the risks.

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Reporting Religion and Diversity in Morocco

“Diversity is a question of identity. We should ask who we are and what brings us together. Is that our religion, country, or the same nation we belong to,” said well-known Moroccan journalist Bachir Znagui at the workshop organised by MDI in partnership with an organisation promoting freedom of conscience, DAMIR.

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Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories Link Jews with Paris Attacks

Not only social media users but also some politicians and public officials in Europe have been recorded expressing publicly antisemitic conspiracy theories, reported the monitoring team of "Get the Trolls Out", MDI project tackling antisemitic speech in Euroepan media.

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MDI in Mauritania: Strenghtening Civil Society

There are numerous civil society organisations in Mauritania, but their relationships with the media sometimes need improving. MDI organised a workshop in Nouakchott focusing on media relations and communications skills. Participants were activists in women's organisations, associations for human rights, rights of prisoners and people with disabilities and others.

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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?

Ahead of 17 August Parliamentary elections, 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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