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After Brexit, Media to Say No to Racism and Xenophobia

Judging by the titles in tabloids and repeated messages by some Vote Leave representatives, the EU referendum in the UK was a very anti-migrant campaign that was not exposed and condemned. Now the media in the UK that consider themselves professional and ethical, have to say no to racism and xenophobia, strongly and decisively.

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Orlando Shooting: In a Search for (Simple) Answers

Some media by simplifying and rushing to give answers in the early hours after the attack in a gay club in Orlando, not only gave a false portrayal of what happened including who the attacker and his victims were, but also jumped into stereotypes and stigmatisation. Answers, let alone simple answers, weren’t available.

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MDI Seeking Development Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Development Manager with demonstrated experience in fundraising and grant management with European and North American donors, private and governmental. Excellent written and spoken English (native-level standard) required. Application deadline is 31 July 2016.

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MDI Brings Leading Chinese Professors to the UK

Two leading professors from the prominent Sun Yat-Sen University in China visited several British universities that have modules on gender and the media. Dr Haiyan Wang and Dr Zhijin Zhong introduced their ideas of developing new courses on diversity and media. Dr Zhong praised "MDI for doing important and valuable work in promoting equality of people with diverse background".

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MDI in Discussion on Antisemitism on Al Jazeera

Within the episode “Anti-Semitism rocks UK Labour Party” brodcast on Al Jazeera, AJ Stream, MDI explained the difficulties in having a unanimously accepted definition of antisemitism and the forms this type of racism has taken in the past and today. “The question ‘who can define antisemitism’ suggests that a definition is possible and straightforward,” said Giulia Dessi, project coordinator of Get the Trolls Out.

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Dune Voices Success at the Anna Lindh Award Ceremony

Maimouna Saleck won the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award, for her story on traditional religious schools ‘mahadhras’in Mauritania, published on the Dune Voices website. Dune Voices is about raising awareness of issues from the heart of the Sahara, often forgotten and ignored.

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Cardiff University Report on EU Media Coverage of Migration

Differences in the way media reported on migrants and refugee crisis in the EU are significant. According to the report commissioned by UNHCR and conducted by Cardiff University, differences occur in source access, terminology ('migrant', 'refugee' and ‘illegal’), news angles, as well as the explanations and proposed solutions to the crisis.

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Media in Sri Lanka: from Division to Inclusion?

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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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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