A steady stream of surveys, reports, and barometers continues to confirm what many experience on a daily basis: public trust in news media is on a notable decline worldwide. A number of organizations have launched efforts to restore citizen trust in news content.
While attention remains on the more public social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, private, “dark social” messengers may be all the more to blame for the viral spread of disinformation, which is nearly impossible to track or counter once it is being circulated.
Willing to meet peers from other countries to debate media education issues ? This summer International Association for Media Education (IAME) will organize its first large gathering : a summer school to share and explore new ideas related to the field of media education.
IREX has been been testing a new approach to media literacy training in Ukraine since 2015. It recently conducted a rigorous impact study to measure the program’s long-term effects.
The Nordic Council of Ministers urges for finding ways to meet the challenge of "fake news" and launched a booklet to create a debate on how to counter fakes and build trust in words and facts.
EP negotiators and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU agreed on substantial rules for audiovisual media services, including digital platforms, on Thursday evening.
Brussels, 26 April 2018: Today, the Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy.
The results of the Flash Eurobarometer on Fake News and Online Disinformation show that fake news are widely spread across the EU with 83% of respondents saying that fake news represent a danger to democracy.
Media literacy was emphasised as highly important to promote gender equality. One recommendation called for gender equality to become part of teaching modules in undergaduate and postgraduate journalism and communication courses.