September 22, 2017

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017 - 25 October - 1 November, 2017
Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments

Media and information literacy (MIL) includes a set of competencies to search, critically evaluate, use and contribute information and media content wisely; knowledge of one’s rights online; understanding how to combat online hate speech and cyberbullying; understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the access and use of information; and engage with media and ICTs to promote equality, free expression, intercultural/interreligious dialogue, peace, etc. Read more about MIL

Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders involved in MIL, and in print, screen-based and digital media.

UNESCO proposes you ten ways to celebrate the Global MIL Week

  1. Organize a MIL Day

  2. Mainstream MIL topic at universities

  3. Use social media to raise awareness about MIL in civil society

  4. Send a letter

  5. Give a voice to the youth

  6. Join the Global Alliance for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL)

  7. Create new partnerships, locally or regionally, to promote MIL in society 

  8. Promote UNESCO’s publications and actions 

  9. Promote or enroll in the media and information literacy online course

  10. Participate in global online debates

 About the feature conference

The feature conference of Global MIL Week 2017 is the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference. It will be held in Jamaica under the same theme as the Global MIL Week 2017 from 24-27 October 2017, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.

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