Empower civil society organizations to strengthen media and information literacy / Article


Organized as part of World Media and Information Literacy Week, it focuses on the role of civil society in media literacy under the title: “Empowering Civil Society in Strengthening the ‘Media and Information Literacy – Best Practices and Pathways for Future Action’.

The event will be moderated by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, and is co-hosted by the European Union delegation in New York, as well as the missions of Latvia, Jamaica, Georgia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa. .

Full details of the event with a registration link are available at: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/un-new-york/106027/empowering-civil-society-strengthening-media-and-information -literacy_en

On March 21, 2021, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution proclaiming a Global Media and Information Literacy Week from October 24 to 31 each year, which invites all member states and civil society to raise awareness of disinformation and disinformation.

“This side event aims to illustrate how civil society organizations are helping to prevent or combat disinformation and disinformation, both online and offline, thereby strengthening the resilience of societies, nationally and globally. rights activists to journalists or online platforms, in a conversation about their respective roles in a rapidly changing political and technological landscape, ”say the organizers.

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