Follow us online

facebookbmini
twitterbmini

MDI Regional Offices

Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

MDI in Russia - Stories from Four Regions

Russia_Stories_Photo

MA Diversity and the Media - Apply Now

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

uowandmdi

Call for Experts to Join Media4change

media4change logo

Reporting Ethnicity & Religion Study

reportethnicitymicro2

South Sudan People’s Voice

pvsmall01

Another White Oscar Nominee...

All-white Oscar nominees at the Academy Awards this year caused an outrage on social media where civil society expressed their frustration regarding the lack of diversity in all categories by starting #OscarsSoWhite. Several media outlets criticised the Academy’s disregard of film “Selma”, a historical drama about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, and explored the relation between the lack of diversity in Hollywood and racism in the United States.

Read more...

Five Media Mistakes over Charlie Hebdo

Since it has been a week after the attack and the killings in Paris, some could question the magazine’s decision to put the Prophet on its cover again. But no one can deny the right to free speech in a secular state, as no one can avoid the responsibility for the word spoken and written. Therefore, there are things that world media could do and could have done differently in the coverage of the Charlie Hebdo killing and the events that have followed.

Read more...

Through the Sand and Road Blocks in Mali

Future Dune Voices reporters had to go through a difficult journey in order to reach their destination in Bamako. They were travelling across the sand dunes, rivers and towns, sometimes travelling for two or three days. They witnessed a clash between Tuareg forces and pro-government militias. Reporters/trainees came from all around Mali to attend a multimedia course within the preparations for the MDI online platform for Sahara, www.dune-voices.info.

Read more...

(S)He Who Laughs the Last, Laughs Best

The fact that the editors of the Sun did not consider changing the 45-years long history of humiliation of women, but played a game with the audience and misleading it instead, shows their ignorance and out-of-date logic. Even more, it shows what they think of women. It is not hard to imagine that the audience will turn its back on those who dared to play a dangerous power game.

Read more...

Scholarships to Study at College of Europe

The College of Europe offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from ENP countries for academic year 2015-2016. These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs. The countries concerned are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Read more...

Transgender MP Candidate Consumed by the Press

The mainstream media coverage of the first Labour transgender parlamentary candidate Emily Brothers’ identity is controversial from a trans-perspective. For example, the Independent’s publication on Brothers’ profile is very much designed like an exposure to the public and instead of focussing on her political views and agenda, provides information on Brothers’ private life, such as her marriage to a woman and her coming out.

Read more...

Unwanted: Refugees & Migrants in the Maghreb

‘Welcome, Ebola and AIDS’ and ‘Africans create their Republic’ – these are just some of the headlines in the Algerian media about refugees and migrants. The participants at the roundtable debate on ‘Media Coverage of Refugees in the Maghreb’ organized by MDI in Algiers, concluded that most of the media use the generalisations and stereotypes when reporting on the issue.

Read more...

MDI to partner with Chinese University

Sun Yat-Sen University from Beijing and the Media Diversity Institute are to develop a joint Inclusive Journalism and Social Harmony Programme aimed at encouraging a culture and forum among the region’s media actors, journalism educators and civil society organizations.

Read more...

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.

Read more...