EAVI's secretary general Paolo Celot on EAVI's campaign resulting in the European Parliament's vote to re-introduce media literacy to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.
"We have a huge, huge collective task, the public sector and the journalists, to re-educate the public. Because the illiteracy of the future is not being able to read and write. The illiteracy of the future is not to be able to distinguish and criticise and select and discard."
The 2017 MEDEA Awards were given in the categories: Main award for user generated media and the award for professionally produced media. Additionally, a special jury prize was awarded.
On the 28 March 2017, the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) has published a report focused on providing mapping and description of the most significant projects in the promotion of media literacy in the EU-28 member states, since January 2010, of national or regional coverage.
The 8 finalists for the 2017 Annual MEDEA Awards were announced by the MEDEA Awards Organising Committee on 23 March. The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony on 19 April 2017 at 16:00 CEST on the MEDEA Awards website.
Norwegian media houses launched a campaign #ETTMINUTT – #AMINUTE – to ask people for a minute of their time to explain the importance of media pluralism, independent media and reliable journalism.
MEP Michal Boni (EPP, Poland) together with The Guardian Media Group launched a discussion ”News: fact or fake?” on March 7 in the European Parliament.
Global MIL Week 2017 highlights will include the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, planned to be held in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Global Fact-Checking Summit is the premier conference for fact-checkers worldwide. It is the largest international gathering of organizations that regularly publish nonpartisan reports on the accuracy of statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society.