Thursday, October 26, 2017

Global MIL week conference awards #globalmilweek

Yesterday morning at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference the  GAPMIL (Global Alliance Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy) global media and information literacy awards were presented. The recipients were: Professor Jesus Lau (pictured here), to the Media Support Foundation in Kurdistan, to the Media Initiatives Center (Armenia) and to Rose-Marie Farinella a French teacher.
Before this, the speakers at the opening session had emphasised the vital importance of MIL in society today. We were all urged to develop MIL and to pressure our governments to support and develop it. The speakers emphasised that critical minds are necessary for peaceful and equal society, as well as access to information. The speakers (pictured) included Ruel Reid (Jamaica) Minister of Education, Olivia Grange (Jamaica), Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (Spain), President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and Luz Longsworth (Jamaica) Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of the West Indies.

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