Media and information literacy: navigating today’s multi-format media and information landscape in Europe and beyond.

The new digital environment is dramatically changing media’s position in society and role in shaping public opinion, and Media and Information Literacy (MIL) actors need to take a proactive approach to finding creative technical, cognitive, social, and civic solutions for increasing citizens’ access to reliable objective information. At the time when manipulation and dis-information is an increasing threat, helping citizens learn how to identify and access independent information sources, have a critical understanding of the media in all its forms, and how to interact with it, is a priority. During the panel discussion media researchers and professionals will present different examples of MIL actions and their relevance in specific countries and for specific needs. They will show effective ways to empower people through MIL and demonstrate that it is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and for promoting free, independent, and pluralistic media and information systems.

Organised in association with IREX Europe.