Friday, April 30, 2021

Webinar 3: Media and Information Literate Citizens: Think critically, Click Wisely #MILCLICKS

Yesterday (29 April 2021) saw the final webinar in the series from UNESCO launching the new edition of the Media and Information Literacy Curriculum: Media and Information Literate Citizens: Think critically, Click Wisely. The full recording is here:
The first session was Media and Information Literacy as a backbone for intercultural dialogue and anti-hate speech, chaired by Maarit Jaakkola, (Co-Director and Researcher, Nordicom, Nordic Centre for Media Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) with panelists: Olunifesi Suraj (Senior Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Nigeria); Milena Dragićević Šešić (Professor, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia); Bayan Tal (Communications and Media Specialist, Jordan Media Institute, Jordan); Paul R. Carr (UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada).
The second part (which starts at about 1 hour 7 minutes into the recording) was Media and Information Literacy by design: Can media, AI and libraries help? and it included two strong leaders of the library and information community, Jesus Lau and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. The chair was Alton Grizzle (Programme Specialist, UNESCO) and the panelists: Ana Mirković (CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Communications Institute, Serbia); Lisa W. Hinchliffe (Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois, USA); Ibrahim Kushchu (Professor and Founding Director,, Turkey); Ronan Costello (Senior Public Policy Manager, Twitter, Ireland); Jesus Lau (Professor, University of Veracruzana, , Mexico, and Co-Chair of the International Steering Committee for the UNESCO MIL Alliance); Olya Booyar (Head of Radio, Asia-Pacific broadcasting Union, Malaysia); Nathalie Labourdette (Manager, EBU Academy, Switzerland)
The summary of the new curriculum (but still not yet, at time of writing, the full document, is linked from this page:

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