Tuesday, May 27, 2014

European Media and Information Literacy Forum 2014: 2nd report #emilforum

Continuing my reports from the European Media and Information Literacy Forum 2014 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The second session this afternoon is New action lines: European Project's recommendations. Ola Erstad (Norway & European Science Foundation) had done a review of ML, and saw ML rather broadly as "the way we read and write" including social practices with media. Erstad also reported briefly on views from a project of the ESF "Forward Look", identifying four key areas. I think this is the report Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy which has been distributed to research bodies and policy makers.
Mihaela Banek Zorica (Organising Committee, ECIL) highlighted the lack of IL at the conference, and stressed the need for ML and IL experts to work together. Divina Frau-Meigs (Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle, France) talked about the COST project. She also mentioned the translit http://www.translit.fr/ website and various other strategic and advocacy issues which I have not been quick enough to capture.
Jose Manuel Perez Tomero (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain and director of the Emedus media literacy project) gave an interesting discourse on the need for new literacies and for change, to empower people as citizens and not just consumers.

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