- Pilot project – Media literacy for all
- Voice & Matter Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
- Summer School on Media Literacy and Media Education Research
- The Global Forum for Media Development 2016
- Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016
- Summer School on Communication and Religion
- Training : “Communication and Media Skills for youth and Social Work”
- Riga Recommendations highlight Media and Information Literacy as a life code for sustainable development
- Conference on "Media and Information Literacy for Building a Culture of Open Government"
- The European Council encourages Media Literacy
- Enhancing Media literacy in Jordan
- “Online reporting: Telling Africa’s story on the web”, training in Kenya
- "Comunicar" April issue is out.
- Communications seminar in Nigerian diocese of Ijebu-Ode
- Church in Namibia Trains Personnel in News Reporting and Photojournalism
- Media Literacy Council creates customised emojis
- Media Education in Recife
- New tool to rate media programmes
- Media Literacy in the United States and its latest developments
- Media and information literacy course for youth by UNESCO
- Media Literacy in the Middle East
- Changing the way young girls perceive media
- Social media education in Canada
- Empowering indigenous girls and women in Bangladesh through media
- Are you media literate or just media proficient?
- Enhancing media education through media tour
- Media literacy in the Indian public sphere
- 5 free mobile apps to improve media literacy
- Media literacy: not just for big kids
- Proposals to enhance ’cyber wellness’ among youth
- The importance of media literacy
- 1st Media Literacy Week in U.S.
- The Media Literacy Week in Canada celebrates its 10 year!
- How to talk to children about disturbing news
- Reflections on Media Education Futures
- Young journalists and activists engage in media monitoring in Palestine
- Forum Media and Development: Initiating change
- Young people studying the media in Czech republic
- New Media and Communication: Technology matters, but people matter more !
- Respect in a Digital World is the theme of Media Literacy Week 2015
- Media Literacy and the Common Good: A Link to Catholic Social Teaching
- Promotion of media education for Nigerian children
- Fr Peter Gonsalves is the new dean of the Faculty of Social Communication at the SPU .
- SIGNIS India : Training young catholic media professionals to think critically and creatively .
- Zambia : Bishop Hamungole challenges diocesan administrators
- Indonesia : ACN formation programme in social communication
- SIGNIS offers Catholic media, “Music in a box” - a mobile audio production studio !
- Agents and Voices : A Panorama of Media Education in Brazil, Portugal and Spain, edited by Ilana Elea
- Media Education Seminars Conclude and Highlight Education in the Solomons
- Puskat Marks 40th Anniversary with Media Education Seminar
- "Media Education Is a Must" for Santhome Communications Centre
- FMM Sisters in Chennai Call Parents to Protect their Children from the Effects of the Media
- Media Education Short Course for Solomons’ Youth
- Media Education Workshop in the Solomons
- Media Education Seminar: Analyzing and Learning in a Media-rich Environment
- 4th Media Seminar in Honiara: "You Can Change your Lives"
- ‘Media Education’ for All Parents of a School Run by FMM Sisters in India
- Santhome Communications Centre Produces Fifteen Media Education Trainers
- Media Education Seminar in the Solomons Focuses on Newsletter
- Media Education Seminar in Papua New Guinea
- Children our First Concern and Hope for the Future
- ReFOCUS: Malaysian Media Education Initiative on YouTube
- Media students Complete Church Training in the Solomons
- Johannesburg 2007: The Goals of the 5th World Summit
- Johannesburg 2007: A Voice for Children in the Media
- Johannesburg 2007: SIGNIS Workshops at the 5th World Summit
- US National Media Education Conference 2007
- Lola Kenya Screen Wins Grand Prize at Fifth World Summit on Media and Children
- Women’s Interfaith Media Literacy Initiative Launched
- Johannesburg 2007: SIGNIS Delegation to the 5th World Summit
- International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2006
- UNESCO Handbook on Media Awareness
- Media Education in Malta - Historical Perspectives and Current Developments
- Solomon Students Present Short Films in Media Education Project
- Paper of Prof. David Buckingham about Media Education
- Media Education Seminar: "Media is for Everybody"
- Fr. Joe Borg elected head of IAMCR section
- CREC to provide formation courses in pastoral communication to seminarians
- New Russian Books Devoted to Media Education
Reflections on Media Education Futures
Brussels, Helsinki, November 13th, 2015 (SIGNIS/Helsinki Times/ Lia Lezama). The Finnish Society on Media Education was founded in 2005 by Finnish researchers. It continuously supports and develops different practices concerning media education, creating the opportunity to share media education experiences online and offline.
The association currently has over 200 members from all over Finland. In 2013, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture drew up Cultural Policy guidelines to promote media literacy for 2013-2016. Media education is examined in terms of inclusion, active citizenship, creativity and self-expression.
The guidelines offered aims and measures in which media education is also focused on children and adolescents. For the Professor Sirkku Kotilainen from the School of Communication at the University of Tampere, the biggest challenges for achieving media literacy today depends on the age group, and local circumstances: “Globally, the forms and uses of social media challenge especially teachers and schools. Also, researchs on media education need pushing forward”.
A year later, the conference “Media Education Futures” was organized in Tampere, Finland. It highlighted participation, well-being and citizenship as current Nordic perspectives in media education, and discussed media and information literacies contributing to intercultural dialogue. The goal was to display and promote research in the field, along with the practices of media education.
Research results presented at the conference indicated that the civic skills needed in information societies include critical awareness, which is the basis for understanding media societies. Critical thinking is also the basis for creativity and should be included in the teaching of coding, which has been done in several countries in new school curricula at the basic level. Moreover, broader cooperation among researchers with different cultural backgrounds, rather than traditional Europe-centred collaboration was echoed.
The publication reflects topics including critical awareness, technological citizenry, methodologies in studying young people in urban cities, and youth well-being in relations to media and information literacies. The publication covers more than two dozens of articles from different parts of the world including for example China and India in Asia, and Brazil in Latin America, as well as several European countries.
It is divided into two sections:
- Academic Articles like the ones of Leonardo Custódio with Political Peculiarities of Media Education in Brazilian Favelas or Ilona Biernacka-Ligieza with Journalists’ Role in Media Education in Poland in a Time of Globalization
- Practical Papers and Case Studies – as reflections on the futures of media education as the article of the french speaking member of SIGNIS in Belgium Patrick Verniers with “Four Scenarios to Consider Regarding the Future of Media Education”
"Reflections on Media Education Futures", is the 2015 yearbook of the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at Nordicom, University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
Get the publication here.