2016 Global Initiatives


Global Media and Information Literacy Week

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) Conferenceand 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 stakeholders globally, including 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.

Support call for an internationally recognized Global Media and Information Literacy Week – Sign this petition!  Make your voice heard. After over 40 years of work at the local, national and international levels, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) must be recognized. Please feel free to circulate and share!

UNESCO MIL CLICKS Social Media Strategy initiative was launched in July 2016. The acronym CLICKS stands for Critical-thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge & Sustainability. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Train people to become more media and information literate and to 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy.

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“Opportunities for Media and Information Literacy in the Middle East and North Africa” Book Launch

October 12, 2016

Amman, Jordan

From early on, the UNAOC recognized the paramount importance that MIL has in building peaceful societies, where individuals from different cultural and religious backgrounds live side by side in harmony.

This publication is one of the outcomes of a series of media and information literacy teacher training workshops that the UNAOC co-organized in 2013 and 2014 in Fez, Morocco and in Cairo, Egypt.

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