Global Media and Information Literacy Week
Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “MIL for All”.
UNESCO and GAPMIL are calling partners all over the world to promote Global MIL Week. Together with its Feature Events (International MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference and Youth Agenda Forum), Global MIL Week calls for local events around the world to promote MIL connections across disciplines and professions.
Global MIL Week in 2019
Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered
The edition of this year will continue to focus on the cities and citizens in the digital age. MIL provides citizens with key competencies for life-long learning, work, and in all aspects of life. Citizens equipped with MIL competencies are informed, engaged and empowered. They are able to understand the dangers of disinformation, as well as the spiral of hatred and exclusion. When intercultural and inter-religious dialogue is promoted through free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, the awareness of diversities can enrich our notion of the world around us, and improve our understanding of others and ourselves. Empowering citizens, in particular youth, the elderly and marginalized groups with MIL competencies lets more voices to be heard, and thus enables digital inclusion and enhanced opportunities.
Stakeholders and citizens can get involved in the Global MIL Week celebrations in many ways.
- UNESCO and Twitter team up for media and information literacy
- Youth Open Letter to Heads of International Development Organizations and States to Act on Media and Information Literacy
- Transformative initiatives celebrated at the Global Media and Information Literacy Awards 2019
- Call for Scholarship Applications: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 Youth Agenda Forum