About The Diversity Initiative

Responding to an increase in the number of suspected racially motivated attacks in Ukraine beginning in December 2006, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Amnesty International (AI) and other concerned civil society organizations formed the Diversity Initiative network in April 2007 to begin addressing the issue in a coordinated way.

Resources for media

Monitoring results of the conflict-sensitive coverage of groups involved in the conflict by central and regional TV-channels

The Ukrainian TV-channels glorify the ATO fighters, demonize the insurgents of ‘LPR’, ‘DPR’ and Russia, keep silent about the problems of displaced persons and almost forget about the volunteers. The talk-shows of central TV-channels are full of hate speech, they are focused on inter-regional, ethnic and inter-religion barriers and not on the ways to clear them.

In Ukrainian

Ще раз про біженців, медійні міфи та російські вуха

Протягом останнього тижня загальна тональність матеріалів у вітчизняних ЗМІ на тему європейської кризи біженців дещо змінилася. Але до перемоги толерантності ще дуже далеко — так само, як і до справді повного висвітлення проблеми.

Introducing the new Twitter Safety Center

n the last few months, you may have noticed some changes on Twitter designed to make your experience safer. For example, we introduced changes to our reporting mechanisms, overhauled how we review user reports and improved our block feature. In our ongoing commitment to your safety, today we’re unveiling a new Safety Center.

How to detect and prevent «hate speech»

How can we think of a democratic state and society, where diversity of cultures is interpreted through the prism of xenophobia and racism? How to preserve the «ecology of language» and avoid spread of stereotypes about ethnic  minorities in the society?

The Study on Media

The Study on Media & Diversity publication «Media4Diversity - Taking the Pulse of Diversity in the Media» is now available. The Study on Media & Diversity has identified over 150 initiatives by, or about, the media that counter discrimination and promote diversity, across Europe. From the 150, 30 selected examples have been included in the final publication together with analysis and recommendations for future action based on the research.