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"We need a vaccine against misinformation"

Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program.

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked what the World Health Organization is calling an "infodemic". The Be Media Smart campaign was developed by members of Media Literacy Ireland to help people tell the difference between reliable and accurate information and deliberately false or misleading information.

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Sep 26 2019

Be Media Smart

Now, more than ever, it is critical that people use accurate and reliable information when making informed decisions – whether those decisions relate to health, politics, economics or any other aspect of their lives.

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14 Oct 2021

Media and Information Literacy: Lessons from interventions around the world

Media and Information Literacy: Lessons from interventions around the world

There’s a lot of focus on media literacy evaluation at the moment. This briefing paper looks at evidence on the effectiveness of media and information literacy programmes around the world.

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From the Knowledge Base

Published: 2020


Vraga EK, Bode L and Tully M


Communication Research


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October 24 — October 31 2021

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 will take place from 24 to 31 October 2021, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. It will be hosted by South Africa.

All stakeholders are invited to organize online and offline local events/actions and to register them on the Global MIL Week website so that they can be showcased.

The highlights of this year’s Global MIL Week will include the Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum which will take place online and gather policy makers, experts, practitioners, researchers, international organizations, NGOs, and private sector organizations from around the globe.

More information including the Feature Conference agenda outline is available on the Global Media and Information Literacy Week website.

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October 28 2021


Media Literacy Ireland AGM and Annual Conference

This year the annual MLI Conference and AGM will take place during Global Media Literacy Week and adopt the theme of 'Media Literacy for Public Good'.

In this special MLI members only event, we are delighted to welcome Professor Renee Hobbs of the University of Rhode Island and Director of The Media Education Lab who will provide the guest lecture.

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