Empowerment of people through information and media literacy is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge, and building inclusive knowledge societies.
Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that takes into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Read more about MIL.
This clearinghouse on MIL encourages the user’s active participation. Read more about how to contribute.
PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion. Call for Entries. Share your vision! Deadline 27 June 2014. More information here http://pluralplus.unaoc.org
The 20th International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) Conference. The Harrington School of Communication and Media, The University of Rhode Island, July 31-August 4, 2014. This year’s theme is Enhancing Global Community, Resilience and Sustainability Through Intercultural Communication. CALL FOR PAPERS
Register Now! UNESCO Supports Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth. UNESCO, in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, launches online course on media and information literacy (MIL). FOR MORE INFORMATION