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EU Journalists Report on Migration during Workshop in London

The most recent journalistic breakthrough story about the culture of abuse and neglect in an immigration detention centre near London happened in the same week in which the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) gathered 15 European journalists at the workshop organised as part of the  Media against Hate project. After the BBC programme Panorama revealed evidence of […]

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How to avoid hate when discussing Muslim affairs?

This article was originally published on the Ethical Journalism Network’s website.  The UK press regulator IPSO has received hundreds of complaints concerning a column in the British newspaper ‘The Sun’ in which the phrase “the Muslim Problem” – by many perceived as a reference to the Nazi terminology “the Jewish Problem” – was used. The affiliate of […]

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ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. The objective is to encourage quality reporting on labour migration. Such reporting is all the more significant as media often promotes a toxic public narrative based on nationality, national origin, gender and migratory status misperceptions, reinforcing […]

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German parliament adopts controversial law on social media threatening media freedom

This article was originally published on the EFJ website. The German parliament voted last Friday on 30 June a law on social media forcing online platforms like Facebook and Twitter to remove illegal hate speech posted by users. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) expressed concerns regarding the adoption of the law warning that the […]

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Migration needs better reporting: New media competition awards 35 journalists

This article was originally published on the EFJ website. The first edition of the Migration Media Award awarded 35 journalists from 16 countries for their journalistic excellence on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The award ceremony was held on 14th June evening in Valletta, Malta, under the auspices of Malta’s EU presidency. The winning entries feature […]

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Media Against Hate Workshop focused on representation of Muslims in the media

More than 30 people traveling from all over Europe (Germany, UK, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Greece, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Hungary, Denmark, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Norway) – their nationalities also including Afghanistan, Algeria, Netherlands, Lithuania, Pakistan – joined the second Media against Hate media literacy workshop organised by CMFE, at the University of Warmia and […]

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Monitoring online hate speech: Facebook complied with EU standards, Twitter failed

On Thursday (01/06/2017) EU Commissioner Vera Jourova presented the results of the second review of the code of conduct combating illegal online hate speech. “A year ago, when we launched it, there was a lot of skepticism. Some thought it could be a step towards censorship on the Internet, but today’s results are encouraging,” said […]

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European Activists Tackle Hate Speech at MDI Workshop

Fifteen participants gathered at the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) workshop “Media Tools against Hate Speech” in London to develop their skills and knowledge on digital tools tackling hate speech. On the last day of the 5-day workshop, they presented ideas for online campaigns such as the promotion of a monitoring report on Islamophobia in the […]

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