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“Invisibles” produced by Maghreb Media

Ahead of the presidential elections in Tunisia this November, UNESCO released its seventh newsletter "Femmes et médias au Maghreb" encouraging journalists to act as a catalyst for change and to include more women in their coverage. To have more gender-balanced media coverage of national politics in the countries of Maghreb, the media need to interview more female politicians and to have more women moderating debates on the screen, says UNESCO.

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No Country for Old Minded TV

Spain is the country where same-sex marriage has existed for almost a decade. But some Spanish media still promote discrimination against LGBT community. Since the precondition for taking part in one of the family shows on TVE1 exluded same-sex couples and one parent families, some viewers decided to start a campaign against discrimination in Spanish media. Same sex marriages are legal, according to Spanish law, since 2005.

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Human Rights: The Mass Media’s Bogeyman?

"We must ask whether the tabloids are the only media worthy of criticism. Although the tabloids reach more people, the high-brow press reaches more powerful people," writes prof. Eric Heinze for MDI. He reports from a conference held in September entitled ‘Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality’, at the University of Liverpool. Topics at this interdisciplinary event Topics ranged from terrorism to Scarlett Johansson to Tibbles the cat.

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Bollywood Stars against Sexism in the Media

One of the leading Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone, stood up against Times of India and widespread sexism in the media. Times of India tweeted about Padukone’s cleavage and the actress replied: “Yes, I am a woman and I have breasts and a cleavage. You got a problem”? Several Bollywood actresses started raising the issue of sexism and objectification of women in the media after India was criticised on how women are treated in its patriarchal system.

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Changing Faces of Religion and Religion Journalists

"Two focal problems that the European media is facing in recent times are the moral panics towards immigrants from Albania, Bulgaria, and specially Rumania on the one hand; and on the other, the coverage of Islam in Europe under the globalized discourse of the ‘war on terror’," said Edmundo Bracho representing MDI at the conference about reporting religion in Europe today.

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Ferguson: Where are the Angels of the US Media?

The New York Times has been criticised because of double standards regarding the portrayal of Michael Brown and the police officer who shot him in Ferguson, Missouri. For many years, journalists, researchers and academics have been trying to draw attention to the unfair representation of Black African Americans, especially young males, by the media in the USA.

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Egypt: “What Made Her Go There?”

The UN said that more than 99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, ranging from verbal harassment to rape. There have been many grassroots initiative to counter harassment, with social media being a useful tool for many women to speak up and help tackle this sensitive topic within Egyptian society.

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Journalists to Spend More Time with Marginalised Groups

Journalist David Tuller, author of the Media Diversity Institute’s “Reporting Diversity Guide”, teaches reporting on public health at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He frequently writes for The New York Times and for MDI website reveals some of the tips on how to report on marginalised groups and their issues.

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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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