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Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

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MA Diversity and the Media - Apply Now

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Reporting Ethnicity & Religion Study


South Sudan People’s Voice


MDI on London Live TV Asking for More Ethnic Diversity in the Media

“We always hear that BBC, BSkyB and others are trying to have more diverse programmes, more representatives from Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities. But we, in MDI, wonder how they are actually going to do that?” said MDI's Dasha Ilic on London Live TV debating BSkyB pledg that by the end of next year at least 20% of the stars and writers of its UK-originated TV shows will come from a black, Asian or other minority ethnic background.


White Cartoon Character Saving the Wildlife in Kenya?

Illegal hunting has become an increasingly serious threat for the wildlife in Kenya. That is why a drawing competition was launched challenging children to come up with an animation character who will have the power to protect elephants and rhinos. The character should be an alien helping already famous cartoon hero Ben 10. But some have already expressed their concerns about Ben 10, a white-boy coming from America to save the Kenyan wildlife from poaching.


Ethnic Groups in Burma Need Their Own Media

The Myanmar government recently ended 50 years of strict press control and set about ending the conflict with the many ethnic groups. "There is certainly a need for the ethnic groups in Myanmar to get their own media, especially in the face of government efforts to get in first and ethnic journalists fear also that “crony” media will be given permission to publish in ethnic languages before they are", writes Judith Clarke for MDI website.


Media as a Friend of Algerian CSOs

One of the practical exercises for the participants at MDI workshop on media relations and advocacy skills in Algeria, was the question and answer session with the professional journalists. Once the participants are briefed to see this as an opportunity to find out how journalists work, what they expect from NGOs and how best to pitch their ideas, the restlessness about meeting them turned to optimism.


First Tuareg TV Channel Launched

The first Tuareg TV channel was launched in Paris aiming to "correct the prevailing image" of Tuaregs, nomadic population of the Saharan regions in North Africa. Lately, the Western media has referred to the Tuareg quite often, mainly because of the involvement of part of their population in the conflict that broke out in Mali.


Roma’s life in media: facts and images

Negative stereotypes about Roma community are widespread in the international media, but Article 12 says that fair journalism can be one of the best tools for change and can play an important role in the fight against the stigmatisation of any minority. Article 12 published its annual analysis on the discrimination of the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scottish media.



“Bastards”, a documentary film by the award-winning Deborah Pekin, follows the life of Rabha who fights for the recognition of her forced marriage and a status of her daughte rby the Moroccan state. In many Muslim countries children born outside marriage are illegal and bear the stigma of a “bastard”.


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.


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.