The Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans has launched its new project #YouthAgainstHate in Serbia. The 4-month long project aims to increase resilience of young people in local Belgrade communities by equipping them with tools and opportunities to identify, expose and combat hate speech, including hate speech online.
The IPI reporting project Contending with “Fake News” explores the dynamic around the “fake news” debate in five EU countries and profiles five initiatives that have adopted innovative solutions to addressing disinformation and building trust in fact-based journalism.
The AGEMI Project is making an important intervention by recognising two issues: one is the need to gather together all the work that has been undertaken to progress gender equality in the sector and make it available to everyone; the other is to raise awareness of gender in/equality amongst the next generation of journalists and media practitioners.
Fake news and disinformation campaigns are more sophisticated than ever. Quick technological solutions won't solve the problem on their own. That's why, in addition to partnering with media outlets to strengthen independent media, IREX has developed new ways of empowering citizens to detect and decode disinformation.
Over 36 months MAMIL has been focused on raising awareness about the importance of MIL as a prerequisite for participatory democracy and pluralism.
Once limited to supermarket tabloids and fringe publishers, fake news has gone mainstream. Unfounded stories now routinely mislead the public and influence elections. Newsrooms, social media giants and foundations are fighting back with a slew of initiatives. Here's the best list we've seen of measures to combat fake news, from fact-checking collaborations to fake news guides, by Dig Deeper Media founder Fergus Bell.
The Novi Sad School of Journalism conducts a state-accredited training program in MIL for teachers of primary and secondary schools.
Internest is a program of activities aimed at transforming school libraries into infotheques – centers for managing information and ordering knowledge. It encourages gifted pupils to explore on their own, to enrich and widen their knowledge in line with their affinities, it supports their creative productivity and initiatives to acquire knowledge and prepares them to meet the modern society challenges and engage in a process of permanent personal and professional specialization.
Croatian initiative Medijskapismenost.hr is a rich resource center featuring articles on MIL targeting parent, teachers and children, dealing with a variety of media, and focusing on four main topics: security on the Internet, media and childrens’ development, violence in media, and identifying stereotypes.