We need a renaissance of thought leadership, advocacy, and investment in building critical thinking skills and especially critical information consumption skills. Emerging initiatives for building information literacy skills show promise but remain paltry and sporadic.
Deadline for registration is Feb. 14.
Registration is free.
A very limited number of travel bursaries will be available.
Czech journalists believe media education is increasingly important in an era of fake news. Media education is already part of the country’s school curriculum and many journalists work with schools to develop students’ understanding of the news process.
After last year’s “post-truth”, “fake news” is the term of the year.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation and set up a High-Level Expert Group representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations.
ECSM is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.
Sarajevo hosted a conference Media Meets Literacy in late September, the event which gathered 250 participants, including well-known international media literacy experts. We talked with Joanna Krawczyk of Evens Foundation, the organizer of the conference.
The study explores the hate speech phenomenon, examines cases of hate speech throughout Southeast Europe, provides recommendations and describes mechanisms for fighting against and preventing it.
Projects from Italy and Croatia win Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 for exciting approach to media literacy.