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What does MLI do?

MLI acts as an enabler for media literacy stakeholders in Ireland. Our aim is to create a platform for facilitating dialogue and the exchange of ideas, and encouraging the development of sustainable media literacy projects.

We are active in four main areas:


We aim to be the acknowledged first port of call to provide support and advice for media literacy stakeholders (national and international). We provide support, advice and guidance to wide range of media literacy stakeholders at home and abroad.


We aim to inspire, encourage and facilitate the development of new media literacy projects, programmes and interventions, such as the MLI Awards Programme.


We aim to foster discussion and debate around all aspects of media literacy in Ireland with a view to helping to identify emerging issues, gaps in provision, opportunities for collaboration. We publish a monthly newsletter and organise events and networking opportunities for members.


We aim to use the strength, reach and expertise of MLI members to collectively highlight media literacy related issues and sign-post to sources of support via multi-stakeholder public awareness campaigns, such as Be Media Smart, Safer Internet Day and Global and European Media Literacy Week.


We believe that no single organisation can achieve our vision in isolation and recognise that members will promote media literacy in different ways at different times.

Any individual or organisation with an in interest in and/or capacity to promote media literacy is welcome to become a member.  Members are required to complete an application form and indicate their interest and experience in media literacy.

Membership is free of charge but members are expected to share their media literacy related skills, knowledge, experience and resources with other members. MLI members contribute in a variety of ways such as:

  • Participating, on a voluntary basis, on the Steering Group, the Working Group Panel and specific working groups.
  • Providing practical support or recourse for activities such events, meetings, communications, projects and campaigns.
  • Providing administrative or funding resources.

Member Organisations

  • Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland
  • Age Action
  • ALIA (Autorité luxembourgeoise indépendante de l’audiovisuel)
  • An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG)
  • Arts Council of Ireland
  • Association of Advertisers in Irelands
  • Barnardos
  • Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
  • Buymedia
  • Carnegie UK Trust
  • CDETB Curriculum Development Unit
  • Clonmel Community Training Centre
  • Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
  • COMMIT – Community Medien Institut für Weiterbildung, Forschung und Beratung
  • Community Radio Castlebar
  • Community Radio Ireland
  • Cork Community Media Hub
  • Creative Europe Desk Ireland
  • CyberSafeKids
  • DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism
  • Department of Communications, Climate Act and Environment
  • Dublin Business School
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin North East Community Communications Cooperative T/A NEAR Media Co-op
  • Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
  • East Asia Film Festival Ireland
  • EAVI
  • Educate Together
  • EurAV European Audio Visual CLG
  • Europe Direct Information Centre Blanchardstown
  • Facebook
  • Flirt FM 101.3
  • Gaelscoil Ultain
  • Galway Film Fleadh/Junior Galway Film Fleadh
  • Getting Better Foundation
  • Google Ireland
  • Headline
  • HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention
  • IFI
  • Inishowen Community Media Network
  • Instinctif Partners
  • Institute for Strategic Dialogue
  • Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland
  • INTO
  • Journal Media Ltd
  • Kavaleer Productions
  • Kinia
  • Laura Millar Archival and Information Services
  • Léargas
  • Learning Waves
  • Legitimate
  • Library Association of Ireland
  • Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City.
  • Maynooth University
  • McGann Media
  • Media Literacy Bulgaria
  • MSD Ireland
  • National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)
  • National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
  • National Youth Council of Ireland
  • Newsbrands Ireland
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • NUI Galway
  • Ofcom
  • Office of the Press Ombudsman
  • Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre
  • Politics and Society Association of Teachers in Ireland
  • Professional Development Service for Teachers
  • Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA)
  • Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII)
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland
  • RTE
  • RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
  • Safefood
  • Scoil Chonglais
  • Security First
  • Sexual Violence Centre Cork
  • Shout Out UK
  • Skibbereen community school
  • SKY Ireland
  • Social Justice Ireland
  • South Dublin Libraries
  • Swift Media and Training
  • Tall Tales Podcasts
  • Technological University of Dublin
  • TG4
  • The Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FUJO)
  • TikTok
  • TinPot Productions
  • Tipp Mid-West Radio
  • Trend Micro
  • TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus)
  • Twitter
  • UCD
  • UCD School of Language, Cultures and Linguistics
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Winchester
  • Uplift
  • Upstander
  • Virgin Media Ireland
  • Webwise
  • Wired FM
  • Young Irish Film Makers
  • Youthreach – Department of Education and Skills
  • &Smyth Creative Communications

Organisational Structure

As outlined in the MLI Terms of Reference, MLI is its own entity with its own decision-making powers, organisational structure and responsibilities. MLI members, working on a voluntary basis, are involved in the running of MLI.

A Steering Group of 14 MLI members (and two co-Chairs) provide strategic direction for MLI. The Steering Group meets 3 to 4 times a year and 3 – 4 new members are elected from the membership every two years.

Over 100 members of MLI volunteer to be part of the Working Group Panel. This panel meets 3 to 4 times a year to propose, develop and enhance plans and projects for MLI. Small groups of individuals from the Working Group Panel also volunteer to work on specific projects such as the MLI Awards Programme or the Be Media Smart Campaign.

Meet the Steering Group (PDF)

Key People include:

Prof. Brian O’Neill

Co-Chair of Steering Group

Stephanie Comey

Co- Chair of Steering Group

Dr. Eileen Culloty

Vice-Chair of Steering Group

Martina Chapman

National Coordinator

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