Language: Arabic (Resources)

Article: "Reach! Engage! Change!": MDI Media Relations Handbook for CSOs

Keywords: International, Arabic, media relations, civil society, diversity in general, minorities, journalism, media in general, guide, handbook, manual, resources for media, resources for CSOs “Reach! Engage! Change!” is an online media relations guide for civil society organisations publishyed by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI). The first published version is in Arabic. The author of the handbook is Danica Dasha Ilic, a freelance journalist and media trainer. Nawel Hafid Guellal, Founder & Executive Director of Human Development Network (HDN), wrote a preface to the Algerian edition. The handbook was translated by Farouk Tazerouti. This edition has been partially based on “A Media Relations Handbook for Non-Governmental Organisations” by the author Sarah Silver, published by MDI and the Independent Journalism Foundation in 2003.  With updated content and new chapters dedicated to digital forms of communication, MDI believes that it has produced a new handbook that will be useful to a new generation of civil society activists. The potential readership of the handbook is not limited to CSO activists only. On the contrary, it can be useful for media professionals and journalists too. Reach, Eengage, Change" Media Relations Handbook for CSOs.pdf      

Article: A Manual for Investigative Journalists

Keywords: International, English, Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, investigative jounralism, manual This manual provides a guide to basic methods and techniques of investigative journalism, and it consciously fills a gap in the literature of the profession. The majority of investigative manuals devote a lot of space to the subject of where to find information. They assume that once reporters find the information they seek, they will be able to compose a viable story. The publication focuses on the hypothesis-based inquiry approach, which takes the basic assumption that a story is only a hypothesis until verified. Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists [EN] Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists [AR] Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists [FR] Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists [CHI] Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists [POR] Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists [ES]

Article: An injustice to the injustice: Palestinian refugees & the media

Keywords: Refugees, IDPs, Asylum seeker & migrants, UK, Middle East & North Africa, online article, conflict, media ethics & diversity, English, Arabic, resources for all, any types of media format, media organisations This is a commentary by Arab Media Watch chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi, about the media coverage on British media, on the Palestinian refugees issue. For fuurther information visit:    

Article: Conflict Sensitive Journalism Handbook

Keywords: All regions, [EN] [AR] [FR], ethnicity, religion, war, all resources, conflict, reporting, journalism, all media formats, guide, handbook, resources for all This International Media Support publication seeks to contribute to the theoretical refinement and practical realization of conflict conscious journalism as a tool for usage by media practitioners in conflict-affected areas. With this goal in mind, the handbook is designed to be both a practical everyday guide for those already familiar with the subject, as well as an introduction for those unfamiliar with such practices.  Conflict sensitive journalism handbook [EN].pdf  Conflict sensitive journalism handbook [FR].pdf  Conflict Sensitive Journalism Handbook [AR].pdf  

Article: EUMC - Discrimination and Islamophobia

Keywords: All Europe, English, French, German, Latvian, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Luthuanian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Maltese, Slovak, Slovanian, Swedish, Turkish, Discrimination, Islam, Religion & Belief, racism, report, indicator, EU, media ethics & diversity, hate speech, social diversity models, resource for all, print The first part of the report provides contextual information on the situation of Muslims in key areas of social life, such as employment, education and housing, as well as a discussion of key issues and debates. The second part contains a comprehensive overview of the available information and data on manifestations of Islamophobia in all EU Member States. It also examines the quality of data and identifies problem areas and gaps. Finally, the report takes stock of existing government and civil society initiatives targeting Muslims and concludes with a number of opinions for policy action by EU Member State governments and the European institutions to combat Islamophobia and to foster integration and community cohesion.  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [EN].pdf   EUMC Discriminatin and Islamophobia [LV].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [AR].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [CS].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [DA].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [EL].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [ES].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [ET].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [FI].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [FR].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [HU].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [IT].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [LT].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [MT].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [NL].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [PL].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [PT].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [SK].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [SL].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [SV].pdf  EUMC Discrimination and Islamophobia [TR].pdf  EUMC Discrinimation and Islamophobia [DE].pdf

Article: Forced Migration Review – Stateless

Keywords: All region, International, English, Arabic, French, IDPs, refugees, asylum seekers & migrants, travellers, social diversity models, discrimination, human rights, report, resource for all, print A ‘stateless person’ is someone who is not recognized as a national by any state. They therefore have no nationality or citizenship (terms used interchangeably in this issue) and are unprotected by national legislation, leaving them vulnerable in ways that most of us never have to consider. The possible consequences of statelessness are profound and touch on all aspects of life. It may not be possible to work legally, own property or open a bank account. Stateless people may be easy prey for exploitation as cheap labour. They are often not permitted to attend school or university, may be prohibited from getting married and may not be able to register births and deaths. Stateless people can neither vote nor access the national justice system.  Forced Migration Review - Stateless [EN].pdf  Forced Migrations Review - Stateless [AR].pdf  Forced Migrations Review - Stateless [FR].pdf

Article: Implacable Adversaries: Arab Governments and the Internet

Keywords: International, English, Arabic, diversity, freedom of press, report, internet, online A report prepared by Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRInfo) about the freedom of internet use in the Arab world. It covers 18 Arab countries providing an overview of how the governments in the Arab world deal with Internet.  It emphasises conflict between freedom of expression and regulative efforts by the governments.  

Article: Jewish and Arab journalism students working together

Keywords: Middle East, Arabic, project/initiative, media content, conflict, religion & belief, ethnicity MDI's 'Finding common ground in Israel - Jewish and Arab journalism students working together' project culminated with the students producing a 24-page, bi-lingual coexistence newspaper supplement, 100,000 copies of which were then circulated into their northern Israeli community as an insert in local Arabic-language and Hebrew-language newspapers.

Article: MDI Study "Media and Security in Tunisia"

Keywords: International, Tunisia, security, media, journalism, sources of Information, extremism, conflict, study, all media formats, resources for media, resources for security officials Media Diversity Institute 's study “Media and Security in Tunisia” aims at bringing together agents in the fields of journalism, national security, government, and civil society to improve their cooperation and achieve more responsible media coverage of issues related to security in Tunisia. The study stresses that the collaboration between journalism and the field of security is aggravated due to conflicting interests concerning the flow of information. While journalists are interested in revealing as much information to civil society as possible, security professionals are first and foremost concerned with national security and therefore withdraw any information that could threaten Tunisia’s security.

Article: MDI Study on How Inclusive are Media in Egypt

Keywords: Egypt, English, Arabic, diversity in general, women, minorities, journalism, report, study, TV, radio, print The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) produced a study on how inclusive and diverse Egyptian media content is both in print and broadcast media. The study includes four reports produced within two-year MDI programme "Embracing Free Expression, Diversity and Inclusiveness: Rebuilding post-revolution Egyptian media" funded by SIDA. MDI study showed a severe under-representation of all minority groups in Egyptian media. All four reports on media diversity in Egypt in Arabic and English language can be downloaded here. MDI reports in English: MDI_Egypt_Media_Report_1_English MDI Egypt Media Report 2 English MDI Egypt Media Report 3 English MDI Egypt Media Report 4 English MDI reports in Arabic: MDI Egypt Media Report 1 Arabic MDI Egypt Media Report 2 Arabic MDI Egypt Media Report 3 Arabic MDI Egypt Media Report 4 Arabic

Article: Palestinian displacement

Keywords: Middle East & North Africa, Palestine, English, Spanish, Arbaic, Hebrew, refugee, IDPs, Asylum seekers, migrants, conflict, human rights, indicator, media content, online article, resource for all, online This issue of FMR was planned long before the humanitarian crisis, which has displaced 20% of the Lebanese population. Articles look beyond the current events to what most international observers regard as the root causes of conflict and displacement in the Middle East. The protracted nature of the displacement, the complexity of the means used to dispossess Palestinians and the apparent double standards of the international community do indeed make this a case apart.  Palestine and Deplacement [ES].pdf  Palestine and Displacement [EN].pdf  Palestine and Displacement [HE].pdf   For the Arabic version visit:  Palestinian Deplacement [AR].html    

Article: Principles Reporting on Children

Keywords: International, English, Arabic, journalism, children, youth, reporting, ethics, guide, UNICEF, resources for media, media organizations, all media formats UNICEF Has developed these principles to assist journalists as they report on issues affecting children. They are offered as guidelines that UNICEF believes will help media to cover children in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner. The guidelines are meant to support the best intentions of ethical reporters: serving the public interest without compromising the rights of children. Principles Reporting on Children [AR].pdf Principles Reporting on Children [EN].pdf

Article: Reporting Diversity Curriculum Framework

Keywords: International, English, Arabic, General diversity, education, handbook, manual, guide, resources for trainers, resources for academics, all media formats The RD Curriculum booklet is a framework which university teachers and others can use in designing a course or a module which will provide undergraduates with basic knowledge on reporting diversity in their societies. Its immediate target audience is very specific and largely limited to academic teachers. The book provides an inventive review of approaches and module examples for teachers. Written by Brian Winston for Media Diversity Institute, 2003  To order a copy contact 

Article: Reuters Foundation Reporters Handbook

Keywords: International, Arabic, style guide, guide, handbook, resources for journalists This handbook is designed to provide advice and guidance on fact-based reporting for journalists whenever they need it. The manual was drawn from the wide experiences of Reuters' journalists. It is not intended to be a complete guide to all journalists everywhere, recognising that conditions under which the media operate vary widely from country to country. From understanding the basics of story writing and avoiding cliches and jargon, to managing breaking news, captioning pictures, and dealing with sources, this guidebook is a valuable resource for any journalist. It also offers examples of the practices journalists at Reuters have followed in the course of the news agency's 150-year old history while it includes various Style Guides. Reuters Foundation Reporters Handbook

Article: Women and Media in the Euromed Region

Keywords: Euromediterranean, English, French, Arabic, gender, media, print, audiovisual, electronic, training, educational material, exercises, modules This training material has been designed for journalists specialised in written, audiovisual and electronic media and is part of the agenda of the regional programme entitled "Enhancing Equality between Men and Women in the Euromed Region". It is comprised of 3 different modules and provides exercises for training regarding gender equality and media. The guide, available in English, French and Arabic, seeks to reinforce the capacities of media to promote a balanced and non-stereotypical image of women in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Women and Media in the Euromed Region [EN] Women and Media in the Euromed Region [FR] Women and Media in the Euromed Region [AR]