Building peace in the minds of men and women

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018

Events around the Globe

We invite stakeholders around the world to organize online/offline local events or activities related to MIL in their community or region, taking place around the period of Global MIL Week in October/November 2018. What can you do to promote MIL? How can you make MIL happen where you live, study or work?

Celebrate with us! Tell us how and where you promote MIL. Showcase your MIL event on our map!

Not sure what to organize? Check out how to celebrate Global MIL Week!

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Who are the stakeholders?

The purpose of Global MIL Week is to promote MIL connections across cultures, peoples, educational institutions, organizations, policies, professions, initiatives and nations. These include intergovernmental organizations, education institutions, technological intermediaries, development organizations, associations, NGOs, research groups, educators, media professionals, library and information professionals, policy makers, regulators, and practitioners around the globe.

New stakeholders to be involved in this year’s Global MIL Week shall include city officials, networks of mayors, smart cities, and creative cities, associations of election officials, voter education associations and knowledge networks, youth organizations, museums, archives, social media companies and influencers, as well as stakeholders of city planning, security, entertainment, health, transportation, and housing.

List of Celebration Events



Promoting MIL and OER for lifelong learning and quality education
30 October 2018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Sensibilisation des jeunes sur l'utilisation responsable des réseaux sociaux
26 – 29 October 2018
Lambaréné, Gabon

Conférence et spot publicitaire
20 – 26 October 2018
Libreville, Gabon

27 October 2018
Libreville, Gabon

Sensibilisation aux Dangers des Réseaux Sociaux et Pacte des MIL CLICKS
29 – 31 October 2018
Libreville, Gabon

Youth in the use of the media for information: strengths and weaknesses
27 – 28 October 2018
Libreville, Gabon


Introducing Accra City Campus Students to electronic resources
19 October 2018 – 17 September 2019
Accra, Ghana

Ivory Coast

IFAP UNESCO with UVCI/ Open Access Week 2018 Côte d'Ivoire thème "Accès équitable à l'information et connaissance ouverte"
22 – 27 October 2018
Abidjan, Ivory Coast


Media information conference 2018
16 – 23 October 2018
Kakamega, Kenya


The role of today’s media on grass root education
28 October 2018
Kwara State, Nigeria

Media For Advocacy and Empowering Youth Voice
21 October 2018
Ikeja, Nigeria

Hate Speech and Social Inclusion
18 October 2018
Ikoyi, Nigeria

Arab states


ضمن فعاليات اسبوع الدراية الاعلامية والمعلوماتية للمدارس التابعة لليونسكو
30 October 2018
Ibri, Oman


MIL Week commemoration at the Assises Internationales du Journalisme de Tunis
15 – 17 November 2018
Tunis, Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Smart Cities; Smart Thinkers Media and Digital Literacy in the Age of the Algorithm
29 October 2018
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Asia Pacific


Media literacy week in schools: announced by Ministry of Education and Science and Media Initiatives Center
5 – 9 November 2018
Throughout the country, Armenia


Media and Information Literacy Seminar at Baku European Lyceum
30 October 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan


BtN Media Literacy Series Teacher Workshop
24 October 2018
Adelaide, Australia


Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 in Bangladesh
24 – 31 October 2018
Dhaka, Bangladesh


7th China (West Lake) Media Literacy Summit – Media and information literacy education and smart city construction in digital background
13 – 14 October 2018
HangZhou, China

Media Lab for high school students
26 October 2018
Shanghai, China

Viability of Young Generation in Information Age
27 October 2018
Shanghai, China

Islamic Republic of Iran

Media and Information Literacy Seminar
29 October 2018
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran


Media Education in the Age of Digital Capitalism
11 October 2018
Hiroshima, Japan

Media Education in the Age of Digital Capitalism
06 October 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Multi-Cultural Cafe "Encounter of Media Literacy Education, Philosophy Education and Multi-Cultural Education"
20 October – 20 November 2018
Tokyo, Japan


Implementation of Media and Information Literacy programs in Central Asia
24 October 2018
Astana, Kazakhstan

MIL Week at Nazarbayev University Library
24 – 31 October 2018
Astana, Kazakhstan


MIL International workshop for university professors
27 – 28 September 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Media and Information Literacy Week
24 October – 01 November 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IL Forum "Information Literacy as Catalyst for Life Long Learning"
29 October
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Promoting Media and Information Literacy in Myanmar (MIL week 2018)
26 – 31 October 2018
Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Awareness raising campaign on Media and Information Literacy in Myanmar
25 – 31 October 2018
Yangon, Myanmar

Celebration to mark the Global MIL Week 2018
31 October 2018
Yangon, Myanmar

Schools visit to news room
30 October 2018
Yangon, Myanmar


MIL Day Celebrations at DBTV.Live
10 – 11 September 2018
Islamabad, Pakistan


MIL and Marawi City Rehabilitation
26 October 2018
Marawi City, Philippines

Republic of Korea

2018 International Symposium on Media and Information Literacy
8 November 2018
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Sri Lanka

Conducted main assembly of the School to aware MIL
25 October 2018
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka


Media Information and Digital Literacy (MIDL) for Inclusive Cities: Creating Cities for All
03 – 04 November 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Latin America and the Caribbean


"Alfabetización mediática e informacional en la formación docente" Workshop
01 August – 12 October 2018
Nassau, Bahamas

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

SeaWords Bahamas ALIV Haiku Contest
25 – 26 October 2018
La Paz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)


9th Symposium on Education and Communication - 9th SIMEDUC
17 – 19 October 2018
Aracaju, Brazil

International seminar on research and creation, autobiographical story and media skills
12 September – 13 October 2018
São Paulo, Brazil

II International Congress of Communication and Education
12 – 14 November 2018
São Paulo, Brazil

University of Sao Paulo Model United Nations
14 – 19 November 2018
São Paulo, Brazil


"Empowering Children: co-creative methodologies of audiovisual appreciation"
26 October 2018
Linares, Chile


1era Jornada de diálogos Comunicación y Educación para la Construcción de Paz
17 October 2018
Bogotá, Colombia

Festival de Cine: Infancia y Adolescencia "Ciudad de Bogotá" 2018 - Comprendiendo el mundo a través de la imagen
26 October 2018
Bogotá D.C., Colombia

III International Congress on Media Competencies
10 – 12 October 2018
Medellín, Colombia


Crea-Activos 2018
22 October – 02 November 2018
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala


Nuevos alfabetismos y cultura digital en el aula
26 October 2018
Guadalajara, Mexico

22 November 2018
Mexico, Mexico

Combatiendo el analfabetismo mediático
12 November 2018
Tijuana, Mexico

North America


ENDING FAKE NEWS - The future of media education policies and practices
9 – 10 November 2018
Montréal, Canada

National Media Literacy Week
05 – 08 November 2018
Ottawa, Canada

United States of America

24 October – 7 November 2018
Malibu, United States of America

Rally Round Global MIL!
1 – 31 October 2018
Malibu, United States of America

Social Media Festival
24 – 31 October 2018
Urbana, United States of America



Online campaign on MIL through MIL CLICKS
24 – 31 October 2018
Prishtina, Albania

Publication of "Position paper on Media and Information Literacy in Kosovo"
25 October 2018
Prishtina, Albania


MIL Week 2018 at Grodno Gymnasium
24 – 31 October 2018
Grodno, Belarus

Excursion to the local newspaper editorial office
30 October 2018
Smorgon, Belarus


Safe and informed on the Internet
22 – 30 October 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria


Critical Analysis of Advertising
24 – 31 October 2018
Meneou, Cyprus


Semaine mondiale de l'EMI: Exposition sur les métiers du numérique // Atelier sur l'identité numérique
24 – 31 October 2018
Chambéry, France

Training of Trainers - Media and Information Literacy
4 – 5 October 2018
Paris, France

MIL Skills for Medical and Surgical Clinical Research
10 October 2018
Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France


19 – 25 November 2018
Athens, Greece

Ψηφιακός εγγραμματισμός (Media and Information Literacy)
26 – 30 October 2018
Rodos, Greece


Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Youth Agenda Forum
26 October 2018
Riga, Latvia


Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Feature Conference
24 – 25 October 2018
Kaunas, Lithuania


European Youth Information Charter Campaign
15 October – 21 December 2018
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2030, WHEN i GROW UP
25 October – 09 November 2018
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Atelier Conférence - La place laissée aux écrans dans le quotidien de nos enfants
16 October 2018
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Boite à écrans - Atelier Créatif
13 – 14 October 2018
Luxembourg, Luxembourg


My Personal Media Landscape
30 October 2018
Podgorica, Montenegro


On the need for media education (English version)
15 November 2018
Warsaw, Poland


Diversity- How Can We Understand and Live with This
26 October 2018
Alesd, Romania

Media_Literacy_Week@CNLR - Să fii educat media este cool!
24 – 31 October 2018
Bistrița, Romania

My media
26 – 28 October 2018
Brasov, Romania

Fake news - between joke and danger
24 – 30 October 2018
Buzau, Romania

A picture is worth a thousand words
24 – 26 October 2018
Focsani, Romania

Media Literacy is not Fake News!
25 October 2018
Timisoara, Romania

You have a powerful voice. Just use it. Give your town a new voice (Digital Storytelling Lab)
30 – 31 October 2018
Tulcea, Romania

Journalistes en herbe. Raconter sa ville: "La falaise du Danube"
30 – 31 October 2018
Tulcea, Romania

Media creations
24 – 31 October 2018
Turda, Romania

Media literacy - the way of understanding the world
29 October 2018
Victoria, Romania

Russian Federation

International Media School
21 – 31 October 2018
Gurzuf, Russian Federation

International webinar "Library in the media environment: inside and outside view" (Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan)
25 October 2018
Moscow, Russian Federation

Fact Cheking Workshop
27 – 31 October 2018
Perm, Russian Federation

19 – 24 October 2018
Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation

"Занимательное погружение"
26 October 2018
г.Железногорск, Russian Federation


Young People Building MIL Cities
24 – 31 October 2018
Becej, Serbia

Young People Building MIL Cities - Sombor
24 – 31 October 2018
Sombor, Serbia

Young People Building MIL Cities - Veliko Gradiste
24 – 31 October 2018
Veliko Gradiste, Serbia


ERYICA Youth Ambassador Training
17 – 21 September 2018
Alicante Valencia, Spain

La Radio Pública M21 como agente educativo de alfabetización mediática
24 – 31 October 2018
Madrid, Spain

Congress on Digital Skills
30 October 2018
Villanueva de la Serena Badajoz, Spain


MIL, Digitization and Democracy
11 October 2018
Borås, Sweden

Computer games, Education and Media and Information Literacy
18 October 2018
Skövde, Sweden


Posters display: Global Media and Information Literacy Week at DniproWOA
24 – 31 October 2018
Dnipro , Ukraine

Media Literacy Basics for the Gabfest Club members
27 October 2018
Dnipro , Ukraine

Media Literacy Basics for High School Students
29 October 2018
Dnipro , Ukraine

Workshop "Effective Communication Technologies" in the Sixth Library
24 October 2018
Kherson, Ukraine

Media and Information Literacy for SMART-city Khmelnytskyi
24 – 31 October 2018
Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Global Media and Information Literacy Week - Presentation
23 October 2018
Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Global Media and Information Literacy Week - English Movie Club
24 October 2018
Mykolaiv, Ukraine

"Media literacy and the development of critical thinking". Media literacy lesson
24 October 2018
Mykolaiv, Ukraine

"Introduction to media literacy". Training
25 October 2018
Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Training on information and cyber security "Secure media space: opportunities for the modern consumer of information"
25 October 2018
Mykolayiv, Ukraine

Global Media and Information Literacy Week - Speed English Session
29 October 2018
Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian Media Challenges -2018
31October – 1 November 2018
Odesa , Ukraine

Speed English "STOP Fake!"
24 October 2018
Poltava, Ukraine

Global MIL Week at Zaporizhzhia Regional Scientific Library
16 – 31 October 2018
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

Media literacy training "Do not sink in the informational rain"
30 October 2018
Zhovti Vody, Ukraine

"Медіа: заборонити не можна вивчати!?»
26 October 2018
м. Харків, Ukraine

Година-спілкування "Маніпулятивне телебачення"
31 October 2018
Львів, Ukraine

Тиждень медійно-інформаційної грамотності 2018 – Черкаси: важливо у ХХІ столітті
26 – 31 October 2018
Черкаси, Ukraine

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership
31 October 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Learning on/with the Open Web Conference
25 October 2018
Coventry, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Emerging directions for IL research and practice
29 October 2018
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Navigating the Free Legal Web
25 October 2018
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018: Information literacy – an antidote to fake news?
25 October 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland