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26.10.2011 - UNESCO

Watch Video for the Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

Screen shot from the video on UNESCO/UNAOC-MILID – © UNESCO

UNESCO and the United Nation Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) release official video for the first international University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (UNESCO/UNAOC-MILID).

Underpinning the Network is the need to give impetus to research that can inform policies on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue. To this end, the focus will be on maximizing the contributions of the Network members at both policy and operational levels. The UNESCO/UNAOC-MILID will seek to ensure that the collective knowledge and expertise are not only shared, but are also reflected in the elaboration of strategic projects at national, regional and international levels (more information on UNESCO/UNAOC-MILID is available here).

The setting up of the University Network on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue represents one component of a comprehensive strategy to foster media and information literate societies. Other actions include the facilitation of international cooperation, preparation of a Global Framework on MIL Indicators, development of Guidelines for Preparing National MIL Policies and Strategies, and establishment of an International Clearinghouse on MIL in cooperation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

The University Network initiative is part of UNESCO’s overarching strategy to sustain the development of knowledge societies, and free independent and pluralistic media and information providers.

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