UNESCO and UNAOC, with a deep commitment to promote media and information literate societies on a global scale, have launched the first international University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (UNESCO/UNAOC-MILID).
The European Commission supports the exchange of best practices on media literacy and fosters networking among stakeholders. It brings together stakeholders in media literacy in an Expert Group on Media Literacy which meets annually.
The book offers rich perspectives on media and information literacy (MIL) from across the globe. Content is grouped in different sections: Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Hate Speech and Incitement; Radicalization and Extremism; Human Rights and Gender Equality; and Inter-religious and Intercultural Discourses in the Media.
UNESCO recommended media and information literacy as among the most effective responses to online hate speech and youth radicalization at an international conference on youth and cyberhate.
The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) warned about a “confusing and incoherent” European Parliament legislative resolution to counter anti-EU propaganda from countries such as Russia and non-state actors, like Daesh o Al-Qaeda.
Through channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, MIL CLICKS social media strategy will engage people to play, learn and use MIL skills, know how to evaluate information and how to identify and to find credible sources.
Well-funded and strong public service media goes hand in hand with signs of a healthy democracy – that’s what a study by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s leading alliance of public service broadcasters, shows.
This research, commissioned by the Knight Foundation, delves into how people use smartphones to access information and how different audiences tap mobile news.