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29 March 2024

Spot It. Flag It. Stop It.

Coimisiún na Meán has launched an information campaign about combatting illegal content online, based on the provisions of the EU Digital Services Act. Coimisiún na Meán is Ireland’s body for regulating broadcasters, on-demand…

29 March 2024

Hibernia College launch a new short course in Digital Literacy as an OER

By Ann Byrne, Digital Librarian, Hibernia College. Hibernia College is delighted to release its short course in Digital Literacy as an open educational resource (OER). The course was developed by a small team within Hibernia…

28 March 2024

Google.org provides €1m to drive digital literacy training in schools around Ireland

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, has announced that it is extending its support to children’s charity Barnardos by providing an additional €1 million of grant funding to promote safe internet use for children and teens…

28 March 2024

New campaign launch: MediaSmartOnline  

The new #MediaSmartOnline campaign launched on 8 March 2024 in three European countries: Ireland, Czech Republic, and Poland. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about all the media literacy actions and initiatives that are…

28 March 2024

Student View: Why Media Literacy Matters for Parents

By Sarah McKenna Sarah McKenna is a first-year BA Joint Honours student at Dublin City University where she studied media literacy in the School of Communications.  This explainer aims to outline the importance of media literacy in…

21 March 2024

MLI February Newsletter published

Congratulations to the Oide Technology in Education and Webwise teams for another successful Safer Internet Day and thanks to all the MLI members who supported the campaign this year. We are keeping with the theme of young people for the…

28 February 2024

EDMO training series on Election Integrity

Ahead of the European Parliament elections, EDMO has launched a training series on election integrity. Module 1: Elections Integrity on Online Platforms: What to Expect and How to Engage In 2023, the Integrity Institute Elections…

28 February 2024

An Cyber Academy ó Trend Micro agus COGG

Trend Micro and COGG have collaborated to launch an Irish language version of the Cyber Academy. The Cyber Academy is a series of cyber safety lessons aimed at children from the ages 7 – 10 and is available free to teachers and…

28 February 2024

BEAT 102 103 Launches Digital Media Literacy Tour

February 1 2024 marked a major milestone in the South East as youth radio station Beat 102 103 launched its first-ever Digital Media Literacy Tour supported by Comisiún na Meán. The tour aims to showcase vital digital information for…

28 February 2024

Sky Up Academy Studio launched

By Christine Cullen, Head of Internal Communications and Bigger Picture at Sky Ireland At Sky we believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility to the community in which we operate, and it really is important to us both…

Events

23 February 2023

MLI Working Group Panel meeting

The next MLI Working Group Panel meeting will take place on February 23 at 10am. If you are a member of the MLI Working Group Panel and you have not received the meeting invitation please email info@medialiteracyireland.ie. If you are…

21 February 2023

Supporting Teens Online

Webwise; the Irish internet safety awareness centre is hosting the ‘Talk, Listen, Learn Online Safety Webinar’ for parents/guardians of teens. The webinar will explore the opportunities and risks for children online, offer practical…

9 February 2023

Fighting Misinformation Online Conference – What Finland has Uncovered

Alongside the European University Institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and YouTube, Google’s Northern Europe team is kicking off the year with a Fighting Misinformation Online event as part of Media Literacy Week in…

8 February 2023

Launch of History of the Future podcast series

The Schuler Democracy Forum are launching a new podcast series called ‘History of the Future’. The six-part series is co-hosted by Ellie Payne and Mark Little will interrogate ideas about the future, truth, fear, identity, freedom,…

7 February 2023

Supporting Children Online

Webwise in partnership with the National Parents Council Primary are delighted to organise an Online Safety Webinar for parents of young children. The webinar will discuss the opportunities and risks for children online, offer…

7 February 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023

The Irish Safer Internet Centre is pleased to invite you to the flagship Safer Internet Day 2023 event exploring the theme of building empathy and respect online. Discussions will explore some of the opportunities and challenges around…

19 December 2022

MLA4MedLit Conference

Teachers play a hugely important role in empowering young citizens to tackle disinformation by promoting digital, media and information literacy in their classrooms. This one-day online conference from the Media Learning Association aims…

16 November 2022

Exploring Media Literacy at National, Regional and Local Level – the work of the EDMO Hubs

EDMO has set up national and multinational hubs in Europe to tackle disinformation and one of the core tasks of these hubs is to organise media literacy activities at national or multinational level. This series will highlight specific…

4 November 2022

Nordicom/Media & Learning Association Wednesday Webinar series

The first part of the webinar will introduce Media Literacy in the Flemish region of Belgium and provide an overview of the status of Media Literacy in Flanders, describe the relevant policy framework and the extent to which media literacy…

27 October 2022

Nurturing Trust by evaluating impact: Why understanding what works in MIL interventions is essential

Marking Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022, this webinar has been jointly developed by Media Literacy Ireland (MLI), the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) and the Irish EDMO Hub and will take place on 27 October. It…