13.05.2015 - Communication & Information Sector

UNESCO Supports Global Media and Information Literacy Week and International Award

UNESCO, UNAOC and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) call for partners all over the world to promote Media and Information Literacy Week 2015. This year, the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 22 to 28 June 2015. The flagship Conference will be held form June 26 to 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, USA.

Global MIL Week unites diverse actors all across the world who are committed to promoting MIL as a way to foster social inclusion, intercultural and interreligious dialogue as well as to enable citizens of all ages to make the best use of the Internet and electronic media while protecting themselves from potential risks.

The MIL week offers important opportunities for members of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID Network) to draw worldwide attention to how Media and Information Literacy helps empower citizens.

>> Please see the 10 Ways to Celebrate MIL Week 2015.

International MIL Award

A new feature of the Global MIL Week 2015 will be the launch of the International MIL Award.  The MIL Award is coordinated by GAPMIL and MILID Network with the support of UNESCO and UNAOC. It honors an educator who has had positive impact on learners through media and information literacy. Click here to apply or nominate someone.

Since 2012 previous MIL Weeks were led by UNESCO and UNAOC within the framework of the MILID Network. The MILID Network consists of 15 universities representing all region of the world and is the research arm of GAPMIL.

GAPMIL is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure media and information literacy for all to drive open and inclusive development. This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy which took place from 26 to 28 June 2013.

For more information please visit the GAPMIL website.




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