9 June 2022
On 9-10 June 2022, Internews Central Asia will organise an International Research and Training Conference - Media Literacy in Action: Experts, Government, Society. UNESCO will present new curricula on media and information literacy vision strategies and resources, to promote the right to information, promote intercultural dialogue and harmony, combat misinformation and hate speech.
Central Asian states have accumulated interesting experiences in promoting media and information literacy, created learning and game resources, and developed informal approaches to developing critical thinking and the resilience of the whole society to misinformation.
Nearly 60%of the world’s population is using the Internet, yet wide-scale and sustainable media and information literacy training for all is still missing.
New UNESCO Curriculum: Media and information literate citizens: think critically, click wisely!
However, this work is being done by non-governmental civil society organisations. There are still no national strategies for the development of media and information literacy covering all stakeholders, and foreign experience in promoting MIL is practically insufficiently studied.
The conference aims to create a theoretical basis for the development of national strategies for the promotion of MIL in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Staff from UNESCO Almaty Office and UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, international experts from Finland and USA, ministry officials from 3 countries will participate in the conference, as well as teachers, scientists, media trainers, journalists, cultural workers, civil activists promoting MIL.
UNESCO Resources on Media and Information Literacy
Media and information literacy in journalism: a handbook for journalists and journalism educators
EN, RU, KG
Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism
Kyrgyzstan National Media and Information Literacy Strategy and Curriculum Development Workshop
12 October 2021
Media and Information Literacy schemes contributing to the prevention of violent extremism in Kyrgyzstan
24 June 2019
Webinars on Journalism, "Fake news" & Disinformation
Four webinars were held on 19 June, 26 June, 3 July and 08 July 2020.
Teaching learners with disabilities
Key Outputs / Elements
- Define and articulate information needs
- Locate and access information
- Assess information
- Organize information
- Make ethical use of information
- Communicate information
- Use ICT skills for information processing
- Understand the role and functions of media, and Internet communications companies in democratic societies
- Understand the conditions under which media can fulfiel their functions
- Critically evaluate media content in the light of media functions
- Engage with media for self-expression and democratic participationReview skills (including ICTs) needed to produce user-generated content
- Use of digital tools
- Understand digital identityRecognize digital rights
- Assess AI issuesImprove how to communicate digitally
- Manage digital health
- Practice digital security and safety
THE MIL ECOLOGY AND FIVE LAWS
There is an obvious relationships between theûó converging fields of media literacy, information literacy, and digital literacy. Globally, many organizations use the term "media education," which covers both media literacy and information literacy. UNESCO use of the term "media and information literacy" seeks to harmonize different notions and approaches in the light of converging delivery platforms.