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Dune Voices Journalist Wins Migration Media Award

Bennour Hussein, a Dune Voices journalist from Libya, won a Migration Media Award. He is awarded his story about migrants and refugees in a camp in the Libyan town Gharyan. After being trained by MDI, Hussein started regularly to report for the Dune Voices from Libya. The Migration Media Award is a newly established competition fundded by EU.

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King’s College:”The EU Referendum Campaign was the Most Divisive and Fear-Provoking”

Some media blamed migrants for taking, but also for not taking British benefits, for violence, rape, traffic congestion, creating a schools crisis, costing a fortune to detain/imprison, even for benefitting from cheaper weddings, King’s College study reveals.

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From Angels to Taxis: Media Shift in Reporting on Migrants’ Rescuers

Italy has seen a radical change in the narrative of search and rescue (SAR) operations in the Mediterranean Sea, shifting from gratitude and admiration to suspicion and intolerance, a new study finds. The first months of 2017 see a turning point in the mostly positive media reports on people who rescue migrants and refugees in the sea.

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European Activists Tackle Hate Speech at MDI Workshop

Fifteen participants gathered at the MDI workshop in London. They developed their skills and knowledge on digital tools tackling hate speech. Participants also presented various projects against online discrimination in different EU countries.

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MA Students' Films about Diversity and Inclusion

Learning not only practical skills such as camerawork and editing, but also how to report diversity through documentaries, MA Diversity and the Media students at the University of Westminster produced and screened five short films covering a wide range of topics.

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MDI in Perugia: China Between Traditional and Digital Media

MDI panel at the Journalism Festival in Perugia explored the impact of technology on Chinese media from the way effective political supervision – and censorship – works on social networks in the country, to the specific case of the state news agency Xinhua which highlights strong ideological continuities with the past.

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Serbian Journalists Visit the Guardian, BBC, Community Channel

Three Serbian journalists awarded for promoting tolerance through their work by the OSCE Mission and the Commission for Protection of Equality, visited London. MDI organised their visit to the Guardian, Community Channel, Article 19, Media Legal Defence Initiative and the BBC.

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Journalism and Community Engagement Under Trump

Walking with my suitcase across people cheering for the rights of refugees and Muslims to arrive in their country felt as a spark of hope in a time of rising intolerance. As I later understood, this was the first visible sign of civil society waking up after a long sleep. MDI project manager met those striving for community dialogue in the U.S.

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A New MDI Project Countering Hate Speech in Serbia

The Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans and the Serbian Youth Umbrella Organisation (KOMS) launched “Stop the Hate”, a new project aiming to enable young people to recognise, understand and combat online hate speech by developing meaningful and nonviolent counter-narratives. The project relies on “Tips to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter”, a guide designed by MDI.

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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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