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During the 5-day MDI workshop in London, participants produced stories, audio and video pieces on topics related to Brexit and its impact on EU migrants, asylum seekers and refugees entrepreneurs. “Migrants and refugees are not numbers, but people with a name and a story to tell,” said lead trainer Mike Jempson to the attendees at workshop within Media against Hate project.

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How Spanish Media Reported on the Barcelona Attack

While newspapers and TV often gave space to generalisations and incorrect information, most of the explicit hate speech against Muslims was channelled on social media. Some of the main newspapers based in Madrid fabricated false cause-effect links between the policies of the Catalonia and the attack, with the goal of discrediting the independence stances of the region.

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Stop the Hate in Belgrade

One of the aims of the workshop Stop the Hate organised by the Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans (MDI) and the National Youth Council of Serbia in Belgrade was to deconstruct stereotypes held by the youth, but also to highlight importance of tackling hate speech and discriminatory language.

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How to Report on People in Poverty

Although stories about poverty concern people who are potential audience, media organisations do not give enough attention to poverty and inequality, nor do they report sensitively about disadvantaged communities. Stereotypes, assumption and misinformation often dominate in articles on benefit frauds, or human-interest stories.

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“Sunday Beauty Queen” Tells Filipino Workers' Stories

The film shows preparations of few Filipino workers for the beauty contest while revealing their struggle in everyday life. Most overseas Filipino workers provide domestic help for families in Hong Kong by working for 6 days and living with their employers 24 hours a day.

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Can Video Change Prejudices about LGBT People in Singapore?

Ever since their first rally in 2009, the Pink Dot, a movement promoting LGBT rights in Singapore, has been using YouTube campaign videos as a way to promote their message. This time, their video features three LGBT Singaporeans meet and chat with their fellow citizens in order to break the prejudices and stereotypical views of the LGBT community.

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Dr Puhalo for MDI: 'Salafis as Scapegoats in the Bosnian media'

After spending two months with members of the Salafi movement in Bosnia, Dr Puhalo published a detailed study “Salafis in Bosnia and Hercegovina” dedicating one part to the media portrayal of Salafis in Bosnia.

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Dune Voices Success at the Migration Media Award Ceremony

Three Dune Voices journalists received the Migration Media Award. Bennour Hussein, Chahreddine Berriah and Rima Marrouch, were trained by MDI and worked for the Dune Voices website. They received the newly established Migration Media Award funded by EU for their articles published on Dune Voices, BBC Arabic and El Watan.

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MDI at Facebook OCCI against Extremism Launch

MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic was amongst the representatives of British civil society, media and academia at the Facebook event, while Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, revealed the details of the Online Civil Courage Initiative countering hate speech and extremism.

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MDI in Perugia: China Between Traditional and Digital Media

MDI panel at the Journalism Festival in Perugia explored the impact of technology on Chinese media from the way effective political supervision – and censorship – works on social networks in the country, to the specific case of the state news agency Xinhua which highlights strong ideological continuities with the past.

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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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