September 28 Events
This one-and-a-half-day conference open to general public will take place in Prague under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the European Union. Leading experts and key stakeholders – including NGOs, academics, think tanks, practitioners, and legislative and technology actors – will contribute to exploring a comprehensive range of topics.
The complexity of the problem of information disorders will be addressed in discussions focused on a wide range of topics, including:
● the impact and regulation of disinformation
● strengthening democracy in the context of declining trust and increasing societal fragmentation
● the current role of media and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
● foreign interference
● the relation between technology and disinformation
● efforts to boost media and information literacy.More Information
Organised by SLA Europe and hosted at the Business & IP Centre at the British Library, this event will see Stéphane Goldstein talk about the Media and Information Literacy Alliance (MILA). There is a limit of 20 in person attendees "with drinks and nibbles in a local pub after the event".
"MILA was set up in mid-2021 to promote media and information literacy in the UK, with a view to getting this better recognised as a vital contribution to society. In this presentation, Stéphane Goldstein, MILA’s coordinator, will explain how the Alliance came about; how it fits into current UK public policy developments; what it has achieved to date; and how it brings together organisations and individuals interested in working collaboratively to champion media and information literacy and to influence policy and practice.
MILA was originally founded by CILIP and the CILIP Information Literacy Group, but its remit extends beyond the library world. The presentation will be an opportunity to discuss the increasing relevance of media and information literacy and how this might relate to the interests of the SLA Europe community."More Information