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Gai vladimir madrid ppp 18 nov 09

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  • 1. Media and Information Literacy for Citizens: Global Thrust and UNESCO’s Action by Vladimir Gaï, Media and Civic Participation Section III EAVI International Conference Palacio del Senado, Madrid, España 25th November 2009
  • 2.
    • “ Citizens’ Participation in Public Life
    • through the Media”
    • Relationship between media and their audiences is dramatically changing.
    • Digital media technologies create a sort of a “dialogic loop” increasing interactivity with the media and citizens’ participation.
  • 3.
    • “ Citizens’ Participation in Public Life through the Media”
    • Those involved
    • should be media and information literate;
    • “ learn and adopt standards of fairness, accuracy, and ethics through media literacy training”.
  • 4. Media Literacy Digital Literacy Internet Literacy Computer Literacy News Literacy Electronic Games Literacy Library Literacy FOE and FOI Literacy Information Literacy Media and Information Literacy
  • 5.
    • A genuine global thrust for media and information literacy:
    • Major achievements in Europe;
    • “ National Information Literacy Month” in the USA;
    • Committed proponents and stakeholders all over the world;
    • M and IL breakthrough in the Middle East, in Africa, and even in the Pacific;
    • Quality resources, networks and clearing houses.
  • 6.
    • UNESCO’s stand and action
    • 35th session of the General Conference (Paris, October 2009):
    • “ develop the critical abilities of media and information users by increasing media and information literacy ”
  • 7.
    • UNESCO’s stand and action
    • Article 19 of the UDHR;
    • Grünwald Declaration (1982);
    • UNESCO Paris Agenda;
    • WSIS and its follow up: M and IL - one of the four priorities of the Action Line “Media”;
  • 8.
    • UNESCO’s stand and action
    • Awareness-raising;
    • Establishing guidelines;
    • Universal model curriculum on M and IL for teacher education;
    • Open educational resource (OER) for a new Media and Information Literacy Curricula.
  • 9.
    • Federico Mayor Zaragoza :
    • “ If we do not participate,
    • we are not citizens;
    • we are counted,
    • but do not count”
    • (“ Education, the cornerstone of democracy ”)
  • 10.
    • Media and Information Literacy
    • (should be/become)
    • part and parcel of
    • national policies, laws and practices!

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