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Global MIL Week 2016

Tuesday 18 October 2016, by SIGNIS

Sao Paulo, October, 18th, 2016 (UNESCO). The fifth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 31 October to 5 November, 2016. The Global MIL Week 2016 highlights include the Sixth Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference and the First General Assembly of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), taking place November 2-5, 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Global MIL Week activities and conference are important opportunities for members of GAPMIL and the International University MILID Network to meet and share the latest research, projects, new ideas and information with a diverse gathering of stakeholders involved in information and media literacy, and in print, screen-based and digital media.

The Global MIL Week 2016 will be organised under the theme “Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue”. The Conference and General Assembly will, for the first time in Brazil, connect international organizations, universities, associations, research groups and educators, media professionals, information specialists and librarians, policy makers and regulators, NGOs and practitioners in MIL from around the world, to heighten public awareness of the importance of media and information literacy at a global level. This year the event will also highlight artists, journalists, libraries and other professionals who work on after-school and community-based MIL programs.

The INTERNATIONAL MIL AWARD will recognize an educator integrating MIL in an innovative way in their classroom and curriculum. The INTERNATIONAL MIL award is led by the Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID) with the support of UNESCO-UNAOC.

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