Language: Russian (Resources)

Article: MDI Media Relations Guide

Keywords: All Regions, English, Armenian, Albanian, Azeri, Georgian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, guide, NGO, media relations, training material This handbook by the Independent Journalism Foundation and the Media Diversity Institute is a practical guide to media relations for non-governmental organisations and people who need to communicate better with the media. Published by MDI and IJF, 2003. English:  Media Relations Guide [EN].pdf Azeri: Media Relations Guide [AZ].pdf Armenian: Media Relations Guide [HY].pdf Georgian: Media Relations Guide [KA].pdf Russian: Media Relations Guide [RU].pdf Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian: Media Relations Guide [SH].pdf Albanian: Media Relations Guide [SQ].pdf

Article: MDI Report on Media in Four Regions in Russia

Keywords: Russia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, English, Russian, ethnic minorities, Muslims, Chechens, migrants, Caucasians, women, LGBT, study, report, media monitoring, print, TV, online This Media Diversity Institute (MDI) report was conducted in the second half of 2013 in four Russian regions - Dagestan, Stavropol, Saratov, Sverdlovsk. It was aimed at better understanding if and how regional media in Russia are portraying migrants, and ethnic, gender and vulnerable groups. MDI report is part of the project "Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting". This MDI project in partnership with the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) aspired to contribute to greater freedom of expression for all viewpoints in Russian society, and to promote equality and fight discrimination, by equipping journalists with the skills to report ethically and inclusively on ethnic and racial diversity. This report is available in Russian and English language. It was conducted by Anna Sevortian, consultant and former director for Human Rights Watch in Russia (2010-2013). MDI_Monitoring_Report_in_Russia EN MDI_Monitoring Report_in Russia RU

Article: MDI Reporting Diversity Manual (South Caucasus Edition)

Keywords: All Regions, South Caucasus, English, Russian, Azeri, Armenian, Georgian, Diversity in General, Journalism, Guide, Media Ethics, Print Media, Training Materials. This Media Diversity Institute manual provides instructions and advice for journalists on how to avoid stereotypes and report responsibly on diversity, without spreading hate speech or prejudices. The manual includes sections on ethnicity, religion, gender, people with disabilities, socially disadvantaged groups, elderly people, refugees, sexual orientation, and political dissidents. Each section contains reporting tips and detailed analysis of concrete examples from the print media (taken from newspapers from the South Caucasus, Western Europe and the US). Training modules are also included. Published by MDI in 2004. For more info contact (Also available in Armenian, Azeri, Georgian and Russian). English:  Reporting Diversity Manual - Caucasus [EN].pdf Armenian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [HY].pdf Azeri:  Reporting Diversity Manual [AZ].pdf Georgian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [KA].pdf Russian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [RU].pdf  

Article: Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics

Keywords: Russia, English, Russian, report, journalism, Sochi Games, ethics, all media formats “Please help get the reporters’ attention!” These were the words that a Russian construction worker wrote on a sheet of paper in Sochi, during the preparations before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The Committee to Protect Journalists produced a special report describing the biased reporting of the Russian media, who systematically ignored issues crucial to Sochi residents, directly affected by the arrival of the Olympics. Corruption, labour law violations, and other abuses related to the Games were hidden by journalists working for the local media. Under these circumstances, activists took on journalistic roles using social media and blogs to raise all the under-represented social, political, and economic issues. The report was published on January 28, 2014. Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics [EN] Освещение Олимпийских игр в Сочи: СМИ в «холодном оцепенении» [RU]  

Article: Monitoring Report: Messages of Russian TV

Keywords: International, Europe, US, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Partnership, English, media, monitoring, propaganda, TV, journalism, resources for media Media monitoring report conducted in 2015 by a Slovak monitoring group MEMO 98, Internews Ukraine and Yerevan Press Club (YPC) of Armenia finds that Russian viewers of television news and current affairs are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a ‘western plot’ to bring their country to its knees. Russian TV channels also accuse the US of fomenting the war with Ukraine, while the role of the EU has been downplayed, says the report.

Article: Speak Out Against Discrimination

Keywords: International, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, discrimination, video, campaign The 30-second video, produced in the framework of the 'Speak Out Against Discrimination' campaign of Council of Europe, promotes the notion that discrimination occurs regardless of skin colour, gender or age and that it is in everyone's interest to challenge prejudices directly. Watch the video in English here. It is also available in French, German, Italian and Russian.