"We need a vaccine against misinformation"
Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program.
The coronavirus outbreak has sparked what the World Health Organization is calling an "infodemic". The Be Media Smart campaign was developed by members of Media Literacy Ireland to help people tell the difference between reliable and accurate information and deliberately false or misleading information.Become a Member About Us
There’s a lot of focus on media literacy evaluation at the moment. This briefing paper looks at evidence on the effectiveness of media and information literacy programmes around the world.More
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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 will take place from 24 to 31 October 2021, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. It will be hosted by South Africa.
All stakeholders are invited to organize online and offline local events/actions and to register them on the Global MIL Week website so that they can be showcased.
The highlights of this year’s Global MIL Week will include the Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum which will take place online and gather policy makers, experts, practitioners, researchers, international organizations, NGOs, and private sector organizations from around the globe.
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