The Media Diversity Institute works internationally to encourage and facilitate responsible media coverage of diversity. It aims to prevent the media from spreading prejudice, intolerance and hatred. It promotes fair, accurate, inclusive and sensitive media coverage in order to promote understanding between different groups and cultures.
Aidan White was the General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, an organisation that aims to push governments to promote social justice and rights for journalists, from 1987 until April 2011.
Previously, he worked as a journalist for several newspapers in the United Kingdom.
He was with The Guardian in London prior to joining the International Federation of Journalists. He is a long-time campaigner for journalists’ rights and is a former activist with the National Union of Journalists in Great Britain and Ireland.
His recent publications include Journalism, Civil Liberties and the War on Terror (2006), Making a World of Difference: the Story of Global Unions (2006) and To Tell You the TRUTH: the Ethical Journalism Initiative (2008).
Speaker: Aidan White
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 5 – 6.30 pm
Venue: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall
This public lecture is part of MSC Associate Professor, Miklos Sukosd‘s MJ course, Critical Issues in Journalism and Global Communications.