- 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
Riga Recommendations highlight Media and Information Literacy as a life code for sustainable development
Riga, July 11th, 2016 (UNESCO). Participants from over 25 countries joined in Riga, Latvia, for the Second European Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Forum which was held from 27-29 June.
MIL is very alive, within the institutions and on grassroots level. Calling on the roles of UNESCO Member States, Internet and technological intermediaries, civil society and GAPMIL as well as educators, libraries, journalists, audiovisual regulators, publishers and others, the Riga Recommendations recognized that MIL is a life code that can underpin sustainable development.
During the three inspiring days of the Forum, MIL was analyzed and explored from many different angles and approaches. The participants were faced with challenging questions about MIL in this shifting media landscape, but also reviewed successful examples of initiatives that are empowering people to be more critical about their information environment.
The need for stronger involvement of the internet industry was emphasized, as well as the necessity for strong contribution to the creation of a sustainable system through national policies in integrating MIL into formal, non-formal and informal education.
Empathy was underlined by several speakers: it was seen as one of the critical components of MIL in promoting peace and nonviolent behavior. Thus, the Riga Recommendations on MIL call all stakeholders to promote, through concrete actions, MIL as enabling all citizens to take part in political and social life in a democratic society.
During the last day’s Plenary session and Round tables, speakers emphasized how young audiences are receiving information that is less and less structured. It was concluded how it is necessary to find new formats and platforms and new writing styles, sending reliable journalistic content through platforms that young people use.
As it was noted during the Forum, the real dialogue should also happen at grassroots - individual level. Propaganda, often so harmful, can be used as beneficial to raise awareness on all levels and inspire people to action. There is clear absence of the inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in the media, and these competencies should be integrated into MIL education, to help overcome disinformation, stereotypes and intolerance.
The Second European Media and Information Literacy Forum (EU-MILINFO II) was organized by UNESCO, the European Commission, the Latvian Government and the Sub-Chapter of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), under the theme “Media and Information Literacy In Europe: Citizens’ Critical Competencies for a Rights-Based, Transparent, Open, Secure and Inclusive Information Environment”. It took place from 27 to 29 June 2016, in Riga, Latvia.