IIMC’s Anubhuti Yadav in the jury of the UNESCO World Prize for Media and Information Literacy

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The awards are led by the UNESCO Alliance for Media and Information Literacy and the International Steering Committee and are presented annually at the thematic conference of the Global MIL Week.

The awards will recognize excellence and leadership in six sectors: education, research, policy, advocacy, media, and communication and information.

Anubhuti Yadav of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), India, has been selected as a jury member of the prestigious Global Media & Information Literacy Awards 2021. The awards are led by the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance and the International Steering Committee and are presented annually at the Global MIL Week thematic conference.

The awards recognize information / library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating MIL in a way exemplary and innovative in their work and related activities. Specifically, the awards will recognize excellence and leadership in six sectors: education, research, policy, advocacy, media and communications, and information.

Yadav is one of the leading promoters of media education in India. It introduced media and information literacy to different stages of education. During her time at the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), she developed a media studies curriculum for grades XI and XII. It has also introduced media clubs in schools. She has also developed a module on MIL for grades 7-9 students. The same will be introduced in the 2022-2023 academic year. In higher education, she developed electronic content on media and information literacy for PG Pathshala, a project of the Ministry of Education.

In addition to being co-author of the Indian edition of “Media Literacy: Key to Interpreting Media Messages”, developed as part of the Digital International Media Literacy Project, she has won numerous awards and was part of of the jury of various film and art festivals. .

Yadav is also an advisor to Factshala-India’s largest media education project and the BBC Young Reporters program.

Last updated 06 Nov 2021

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