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 2020
Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online.
The theme for Global MIL Week 2020 highlights how we can look to addressing disinformation and divides by recognizing our shared interest in improving everyone’s competencies to engage with the opportunities and risks in today’s landscape of communication, technology, and information. In this way, MIL – along with Global Citizenship Education - can aid progress towards the SDGs by equipping citizens with the knowledge, skills, values, and practices to be engaged as critical-thinking citizens in societies. These competencies can empower citizens for involvement in media development, access to information and knowledge for all, and freedom of expression, which all have implications on how the war against disinformation can be won.
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