UNESCO releases Media and Information Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda March 28, 2014 12:34 Updated

UNESCO releases Media and Information Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released the Media and Informational Literacy (MIL) Policy and Strategy Guidelines.

The comprehensive MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines resource is the first of its kind to treat MIL as a composite concept, unifying information literacy and media literacy. The guidelines provide the public with critical skills and abilities to help them survive in the information and knowledge based societies of our 21st century. UNESCO recognizes that achieving MIL for all requires national policies and these guidelines offer a harmonized approach, which in turn enables stakeholders to articulate more sustained national MIL policies strategies, describing both the process and content to be considered.

Professor Ulla Carlsson  Director of the Nordic Information Centre of Media and Communication Research

Professor Ulla Carlsson Director of the Nordic Information Centre of Media and Communication Research

Professor Ulla Carlsson, Director of the Nordic Information Centre of Media and Communication Research notes in the guidelines Preface, “this publication is of vital importance toward improving efforts to promote MIL on national and regional levels”.

UNESCO notes that, “Without MIL policy and strategy, disparities are likely to increase between those who have and those who do not have access to information, enjoy or do not enjoy freedom of expression, and are able or not able to critically engage in modern governance and a connected world which are powered by information, media and technology.”

The MIL Guidelines are divided into two parts:

Part 1, MIL Policy Brief, is designed for policy or decision makers and can serve as a summary of the publication.

Part 2 is divided into several comprehensive chapters and covers the following topics:

×        how to enlist MIL as a development tool;

×        conceptual frameworks for MIL policies and strategies; and

×        model MIL policy and strategies that can be adapted by countries globally.

The new publication is part of a comprehensive MIL Toolkit being developed by UNESCO in cooperation with its partners. The full MIL Toolkit will include:

1. MIL Curriculum for Teachers 

2. Global MIL Assessment Framework 

3. Guidelines for Broadcasters to promote MIL and User-Generated Content 

4. An online MIL teaching resources tool; and

5. Model online MIL and intercultural dialogue courses

 

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda March 28, 2014 12:34 Updated
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