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Count-down to launch of Be Media Smart 2023

MLI will launch Be Media Smart 2023 on October 24 to mark Global Media and Information Literacy Week.


The 34th Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People returns from September 30 to October 31, 2023. 

With over 100 events taking place across Belfast, the Festival programme funded by the Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, offers unmissable film opportunities for young people, families, schools, and young filmmakers.

Calling young film-makers. What’s Your Story?

Trend Micro Ireland’s annual youth video competition ‘What’s Your Story?’ launched on September 26 2023. With thousands of euro in cash prizes to be won, Trend Micro invites young students to answer this question in a two minute video.

Be Media Smart training gets underway

The Be Media Smart Community Training Programme swings into action during October with a small army of community-based volunteers signed up to become Be Media Smart trainers.


Sa Chlár Traenála Pobail ‘Bíodh Tuiscint agat ar na Meáin’, cuirtear acmhainní agus traenáil saor in aisce ‘Bíodh Tuiscint agat ar na Meáin’ ar fáil do cheannairí pobail chun cuidiú le daoine eile ina bpobal. Réamhrá Anois, níos mó ná riamh, tá sé ríthábhachtach go n-úsáideann daoine faisnéis chruinn iontaofa agus cinntí bunaithe ar eolas

Be Media Smart Training and Resources available. Sign up now.

Be Media Smart is an initiative of Media Literacy Ireland (MLI) which encourages people to Stop, Think and Check that the information that they read, see or hear is reliable and accurate. This year, the Stop, Think, Check message will be delivered nationwide across TV, radio, news publications and online during the month of October

MLI May Newsletter

Another jam-packed newsletter for May. Almost at the halfway mark for 2023 and LOTS still to come. If you haven’t already had a look at our Workplan please go to the Members News section of the website and think about how you can best play your part. Email Martina with any thoughts/suggestions/ideas. If you haven’t logged on in a while, you might need to reset your password.

Digital Parenting: Keeping your Kids Safe Online

The National Parents Council in collaboration with CyberSafeKids and Irish Examiner are delighted to provide access to an online event around Digital Parenting. A panel of experts including Dr. Colman Noctor (Child Psychologist), Alex Cooney (CEO, CyberSafeKids) and Aine Lynch (CEO, National Parents Council) were asked for advice on how to ensure children are protected