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Media in Sri Lanka: from Division to Inclusion?

Ahead of 17 August Parliamentary elections, MDI team visited Sri Lanka where two different ethnic and religious narratives still exist and women are nowhere to be seen in the newsrooms. The island remains heavily divided and except from the English language media, no other newsrooms have Sinhalese and Tamil journalists working together.

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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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Operation Storm: Some Media Still in the 90's

Covering the 20th Anniversary of Operation Storm, many media outlets resembled what they were back in 90’s when they were fostering hatred, spreading propaganda and inflaming conflict in Yugoslavia. Also, none of the media who were analysed by Tamara Skrozza did not raise a question of responsibility of some leading political figures in Serbia today.

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Egypt Homosexuality Debate: Luxury or Breaking a Taboo?

After same-sex marriage was legalised in the U.S., some Facebook users around the world painted their profile pictures in rainbow colours. Some of them were based in Egypt. There were also many who protested by sharing Qura’an verses and asking if debating homosexuality online is a luxury in a post-conflict society such as Egypt.

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Book Preview: Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship

Should hate speech always be punished? Does limiting the freedom of expression to some really guarantee greater freedom for others? Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London, doesn’t seem to think so and argues his positions on his latest book.

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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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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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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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