Media and Information Literacy Week
UNESCO Announces Media and Information Literacy Week
The annual Global MIL (Media and Information Literacy) Week is supported by UNESCO. The activities and the feature conference during the week (October 24 – 31) are important opportunities for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of “MIL for all”.
Global MIL Week 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.
According to UNESCO, people across the world are witnessing a dramatic increase in access to information and communication. While some people are starved for information, others are flooded with print, broadcast and digital content.
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Through capacity-building resources, such as curricula development, policy guidelines and articulation, and assessment framework, UNESCO supports the development of MIL competencies among people.
Free and open online courses are available for self-paced learning about MIL. Through media and information technologies, the Organisation facilitates networking and research through the Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL (GAPMIL) and MIL University Network.
The recently launched MIL CLICKS social media initiative is also part of UNESCO’s strategy to enable media and information literate societies.
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