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Ethiopia Diaspora Radio, a U.S. ethnic media, highlighted the Media Diversity Forum’s coverage of Media and Social Cohesion colloquium via its website. Essayias Bezabeh, producer and broadcaster of Ethio Diaspora Radio, participated at the colloquium.

A U.S.-European Best practices Exchange
Promoting social cohesion through broadcast media
(Nov. 7, 2011) – A delegation of media scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and Europe discussed the current environment, strategies, and benefits of encouraging diversity in international and domestic media representation at a colloquium in Washington D.C. on November 7.

The colloquium was organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International. For more information, check out our special coverage of the colloquium. 

Affordable Care Act and outreach to people of color: What should be the role of ethnic media?
(Nov. 3, 2011 | New America Media) – About 4.7 million uninsured or underinsured Californians are expected to become eligible for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to a recent report published by the Greenlining Institute, most of the newly eligible will be from communities of color.

However, without an effective outreach campaign catered to the needs of ethnic communities, the benefits of the ACA may not reach those most in need. Read more

A political comment about black electorates “not being open minded”: What could be the mainstream media’s role?

By Nadra Kareem Nittle  
(Maynard Institute | Oct. 27, 2011) – When Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain recently remarked that black voters “have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view,” the mainstream media, including CNN, NPR, USA Today, and the New York Daily News, did not challenge his characterization that 42 million African Americans are monolithic in their political views. Read more

Diversity Video
Read Me Differently
Read Me Carefully(Source: Read Me Differently, 2011) –Read Me Differently paints a portrait of three women bound by blood, but divided by a lack of understanding. It tells the story of a family whose complicated relationships  stem from misunderstanding unidentified learning disabilities. Read more

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