Event: Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo 2017

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Rok prijave 20.09.2017

Evens Foundation and partners invite you to register for the international conference “Media Meets Literacy”, which will be held in Sarajevo, September 21-22.

The conference is free of charge, by registration only.

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When? 21. Septembar at 8:30 to 22. Septembar at 20:00

Where? Sarajevo National Theatre, Obala Kulina bana 9, 71000 Sarajevo

Thay’ve witnessed in the past few years a tidal wave of fake news, disinformation and propaganda, rapidly disseminated through the Internet and other media. Given the social and political consequences, it is more crucial than ever that our citizens be critical users of the media.

The second Media Meets Literacy (MML) conference, organized by the Evens Foundation and its partners, will be focusing on this crucial question of our time. Gathering in Sarajevo in September 2017, media literacy professionals from all over Europe will explore the huge challenges of our rapidly changing media world.

The conference is aimed at reinforcing dialogue, cooperation and partnerships between the education and training sector and the media sector, as well as other relevant stakeholders, including civil society and youth organizations.

The effective development of media literacy and critical thinking calls for a multi-disciplinary approach. The Evens Foundation wants to recall the important role that non-formal and informal learning can play in this regard.

The Paris Declaration states that it is crucial to strengthen children’s and young people’s ability to think critically and exercise judgement so that, particularly in the context of the Internet and social media, they are able to grasp realities, distinguish fact from opinion, recognize propaganda, and resist all forms of indoctrination and hate speech.

The Internet offers unprecedented, almost limitless opportunities for sharing knowledge and ideas. It provides instant access to vast amounts of information, as well as to a wide range of sources. These can have a powerful impact on opinions, attitudes and perceptions. They also offer everyone a platform to create, share and publish content themselves, thus helping to unlock talent, foster creativity and promote innovation.

To remain relevant, it is crucial that education and training staff at all levels keep pace with these rapid developments, and provide learners with the competences and values needed to access, interpret, produce and use information and other media content in a safe and responsible manner.

Bearing all this in mind, the Evens Foundation believes it is crucial that attention be paid to developing media literacy and critical thinking in education and training at all levels, including through citizenship and media education.

The conference is preceded by the Propaganda Lab: Seminars on Contemporary Propaganda (19-20 September 2017). Propaganda Lab is free of charge is free of charge only for those who are registered to and will attend Media Meets Literacy conference 2017 in Sarajevo. In other case, Propaganda Lab fee is 150 Euro.

Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo is The Evens Foundation initiative, implemented in partnership with Mediacentar Sarajevo and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Complete agenda of the conference is available on the official website: www.mediameetsliteracy.eu

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