Sunday, September 29, 2019

Opening session; Recipients of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy awards #GlobalMILweek

There is a report on the opening session of the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) feature conference (in Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 September 2019). Opening speakers included Anna Ekstrom, Minister of Education, Sweden (pictured, in red), "who noted that MIL is necessary ingredient for civic engagement, freedom of Information, and pluralistic media". The report is here
Additionally, UNESCO GAPMIL (Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy) makes MIL awards each year. For 2019 the six recipients (announced at the feature conference) were:
- UNICEF Montenegro
- The journal Revista Comunicar (in Spanish here and in English here
- Prof. Alexander V. Fedorov (Russia) ("one of the most influential professors and researchers in Russia in the field of MIL")
- Mr Frank Baker (USA) who "has taken the MIL related message to schools in the US, as well as in Singapore, Mumbai, India and Nairobi Kenya for more than twenty years."
- The Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA
- The UK news literacy project NewsWise
More information at
Photographer Ann-Charlotte Ferm (Region Västra Götaland)

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