Media literacy

Internews Central Asia will hold a conference “Media Literacy in Action: Experts, Government, Society”

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ALMATY. KAZINFORM On June 9-10, 2022, Internews Central Asia will host an international research and training conference – Media Literacy in Action: Experts, Government, Society.

UNESCO will present new curricula on strategies and visual resources for media and information literacy, in order to promote the right to information, promote intercultural dialogue and harmony, fight misinformation and hate speech.

Central Asian states have accumulated valuable experiences in promoting media and information literacy, created learning and gaming resources, and developed informal approaches to developing critical thinking and resilience of the whole of society to disinformation, reads the official website of the UNESCO Office in Almaty.

However, this work is carried out by civil society non-governmental organizations. There are still no national strategies for the development of media and information literacy covering all actors, and foreign experience in promoting MIL is almost insufficiently studied.

The conference aims to create a theoretical basis for the development of national strategies for the promotion of MIL in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Staff from the UNESCO Office in Almaty and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, international experts from Finland and the United States, heads of ministries from 3 countries will participate at the conference, as well as teachers, scientists, media trainers, journalists, cultural workers, civil activists promoting MIL.

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