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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017: Celebrate with us and register your MIL events!

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04.08.2017

The 6th Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is less than three months away. It will be celebrated from 25 October to 1 November 2017.  UNESCO is calling all stakeholders to join the celebration by organizing events or actions in their community, region or online.  Together we can draw the world’s attention to the importance of MIL. Celebrate with us!

Related events or actions, whether online or offline, can take place during the period of Global MIL Week in October and November 2017. Not sure what to do? You can organize a MIL day in your school or organization, present a research and prepare a lecture or discussion at the university or partner with local media, library or museum in organizing a local activity to mark the week. More ideas are available here, “10 Ways to Celebrate Global MIL Week”.

To ensure that your events or actions appear on the Global MIL Week web/online map and gain more visibility, you can register them HERE: http://en.unesco.org/global-mil-week-2017/register-your-event.

This year the theme of Global MIL Week is Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments. The feature conference of the Global MIL Week will explore, inter alia, how MIL can be a defense against misinformation, fake news, propaganda and manipulation in a post-truth era, the potential of media and libraries to support MIL, stimulating critical civic engagement in democracy through MIL empowerment, a platform for supporting production and distribution of youth media.

“The 2017 feature conference will reflect upon how stakeholders interpret ways of educating citizens in MIL in all types of environments. The aim is to build more bridges between learning outside of the classroom and learning inside the classroom” explained Alton Grizzle, UNESCO’s Programme Specialist.

This global call is open across the world. Global MIL Week celebration will take place from 25 October to 1 November. The feature conference will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from 24-27 October 2017.

UNESCO leads the Global MIL Week 2017 in cooperation with the Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and the University of the West Indies. 

For further information, please contact Mr. Alton Grizzle, a.grizzle@unesco.org, or Mr. Xu Jing, ji.xu@unesco.org