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Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

MDI in Russia - Stories from Four Regions


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


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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.


High Heels or Military Boots

Journalist awarded by MDI for the article on Egyptian girls who are asking to be enrolled at military academies in fields of special forces just like men, was interviewed by the national TV. Inas Kamal was joined in the studio by two girls she wrote about and the Egyptian military general who opposed the idea of having women in military camps.


"Press Council is Not a Court"

What is the role of the institutions such as the National Press Council in Morocco? The Media Diversity Institute in collaboration with The National Syndicate of the Moroccan Press, organised a roundtable to debate the relations between the violation of the Code of Ethics and freedom of expression, as well as a media responsibility.


Gay People Not Visible Enough in World Media

According to Media Tenor research, Russia, Uganda and US are the three countries which shared the biggest part of LGBT media coverage since the beginning of 2014. Only in the US media reports were mainly positive when it comes to the LGBT community and related topics.


Media Against Racism

International Observatory, a new media watchdog, will monitor the rise of racism and far right extremism in the media. This represents an effort of media self-regulation to fight racism and xenophobia in Greece, phenomena that have been partly flourished because of the incitement and populist media discourse.


Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta offers six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. Deadline to apply is 14 April 2014.


Our Elections, Our Europe!

The Media Diversity Institute new project brings together activists in Greece, Hungary and Italy. The aim is to engage young people ahead of European Elections 2014 around the issue of migration and to stress the importance of fighting xenophobic speech which is in the rise amongst European politicians.


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.