UNESCO supports advocacy efforts towards adoption of a Media and Information Literacy national strategy in Montenegro
"We are thrilled with our collaboration with UNESCO and the possibility to develop a policy document on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) that unites the perspectives of different stakeholders on the topic. We hope that it will serve as a starting point for the adoption of a national MIL strategy in Montenegro," said Olivera Nikolic, Executive Director of Montenegro Media Institute (MMI). "For this country to take a more comprehensive approach to address the need for MIL would be the number one instrument against disinformation, conspiracy theories, hate speech, and the harmful effects that can result from the lack of critical thinking."
Supported by the UNESCO EU-funded project "Building Trust in Media South East Europe and Turkey - Phase 2," the Montenegro Media Institute has developed a policy document on MIL and enhanced its advocacy efforts towards relevant authorities of the country calling for the adoption of a national strategy on MIL. The project contributes to a continued dialogue and consultations with key stakeholders on MIL, in particular the members of the National MIL Coalition - a group gathering representatives of CSOs, of the Montenegrin Bureau of Education, the Union of School Principals of Montenegro, the Ministry of Culture, the Agency for Electronic Media, MIL experts and university professors.