Monday, May 10, 2010

World Press Freedom Day

Unfortunately I missed this on 3rd May, but you can find information about World Press Freedom day at There was a conference at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, launched by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. In her opening speech, she mentioned the importance of information literacy, for example "An active demand for public information calls for a critical mass of individuals fully aware of the importance of their right to know. It calls for an active and engaged civil society, in which citizens' groups mobilise on social issues. It calls for an adequate level of information literacy within societies: one that ensures that users of public information can distinguish between different types and levels of information – from up-to-date, official, validated data to unverified, outdated or biased reports."
Photo by Sheila Webber: Apple blossom, May 2010

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