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Get the Trolls Out! MDI to Counter Anti-Semitism

The recently launched MDI project “Get the trolls out!” will counter incidents of anti-Semitic speech with arts, satire, and fact-based messages all across Europe. Young people, especially vulnerable to dangerous ignorance and indifference about anti-Semitic attitudes, will be engaged in this programme.

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Cameron - Combating Extremism or Attacking Freedom of Speech?

Some critical voices in the UK media, as it seems, considered Cameron’s speech and anti-extremism plan as a way to stigmatise and further marginalise British Muslims, while restricting freedom of speech and failing to address UK foreign policy and domestic inequality as catalysts for extremism.

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Who's Afraid of Miniskirts?

Two Moroccan women wearing miniskirts were charged with indecency when they were stopped by the merchants. Not long after this incident many Moroccan women's associations organised an online campaign and petition, as well as protests in several Moroccan cities to show the solidarity amongst women and to fight for their right to be dressed as they wish.

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Why Media Should Not Publish Racist Manifestos

Even without the reminder on media ethics, it seems obvious why media shouldn’t be publishing and broadcasting racist statements and spreading hatred. Why then, some of the prominent media outlets in the UK and the US decided to republish what appears to be a racist manifesto of Dylann Roof, a man who shot dead 9 African-Americans in a church in Charleston, USA?

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Sensationalism in Reporting on Domestic Violence

The way that Serbian media report on gender based violence is predominantly sensationalist, reflecting wide use of gender stereotypes.There is a tendency to neglect the media ethical codex by exposing names and other explicit details from people’s private lives, mostly irrelevant to the story. Some Serbian media outlets label victims as ‘prostitutes’ or ‘lovers’.

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Is Same-Sex Marriage Overrated?

Some world media called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in favour of same-sex marriage as a ‘historic victory for gay rights’ and ‘the most important civil rights case in a generation’. However, some critical voices do not view marriage as a tool to achieve equality, stressing the conservative nature of it.

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EaP Media Conference on Russian Propaganda in Riga

'What is evident is that Kremlin is doing its best to win ‘hearts and minds’ not only of the Russian speaking neighbours but internationally too, through its media such as TV Russia Today. International community should avoid mistakes from the Balkan wars,' said MDI Milica Pesic at the First Eastern Partnership Media Conference in Riga.

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Reporting from the Sahara on Dune Voices Website

There have been more than 100 articles published on Dune Voices website and republished in many other media outlets. Covering the topics of marginalised groups and minorities in the region of the Sahara, forgotten by the mainstream media in Mali, Mauritania, Libya, Morocco and Algeria, Dune Voices has become a source of an accurate, independent and diverse reporting.

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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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