Past Projects

Media Diversity Institute works on projects that promote media and information literacy, better representation of minority groups in the media and combat disinformation around the world.

#SilenceHate Project against Online Hate Towards Migrants and Refugees

Region/Countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom Timeframe/dates: January 2018 - December 2019 Funder: European Commission Lead Partner: COSPE Partners: Media Diversity Institute, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ),Amnesty Italy, Amnesty Poland, Karpos, Zaffiria, Cyprus Community Media Centre The general objective of the project is to combat and prevent online hate speech against migrants and refugees by developing new and creative counter-narratives. The most effective way to tackle hatred is through education and debate. Schools and media have a vital...

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#YouthAgainstHate: Empowering Youth to Combat Hate Speech in Local Communities

Region/Country: Serbia Timeframe/dates: December 2017 – March 2018 Founder: OSCE Mission to Serbia The Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans implements the new #YouthAgainstHate project, which aims to increase resilience of young people in local Belgrade communities by equipping them with tools and opportunities to identify, expose and combat hate speech, including hate speech online. The project objectives are to empower young people to actively contribute to community resilience by assuming a constructive role in countering hateful narratives and social marginalisation....

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Phase II: Get the Trolls Out! Phase

This 18-month project strives to encourage young people to combat discrimination and religious intolerance in Europe. It builds on “Get the Trolls Out!” – a highly successful initiative which gave young people and CSOs the tools to combat antisemitism in the European media space. Led by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), the second phase of this project benefits from the partners’ experience of using innovative media outputs to deliver a powerful counter-narrative, extending their scope to include diverse forms of...

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Media Against Hate

Region: Europe Timeframe/dates: 2016 – 2018 Funder: European Commission (Directorate-General Justice) Lead Partner: European Federation of Journalists Partners/affiliates: MDI, Article 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) The media and journalists play a crucial role in influencing both policy-making and societal opinion on migration and refugees. As hate speech and stereotypes targeting migrants and refugees proliferate across Europe, balanced and fair media reporting is...

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