The International Steering Committee of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance has announced a call for nominations for the 2021 edition of the Global Media and Information Literacy Awards. The Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the field of media and information literacy and are presented annually. It is led by the International Steering Committee and members of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance.
Stakeholders in any sector can be nominated if they demonstrate the advancement of media and information literacy. Examples of sectors include intercultural dialogue, education, research, policy, advocacy, media and communication, information, and digital technology, etc.
The work of the nominee should also illustrate the application and exploration of media and information literacy in one of the following areas: Creativity, Cultural Diversity, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Finance, Hate Speech, Health, Human Rights, Migration, Media and Information Literacy (Cities) for Civic Engagement, Misinformation, Peacemaking, and Poverty Reduction. Read the detailed description here before submitting a nomination.
An independent judging panel composed of 7 to 12 judges (ensuring gender parity), who are members of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance, will be selected by the Alliance’s International Steering Committee.
Judges shall not have affiliations or relationships with any of the nominees.
- Innovation and Excellence
The Global Media and Information Literacy Awards are presented every year at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week feature conference. The Awards recognize information/library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other stakeholder groups integrating media and information literacy in their work and related activities in an exemplary and innovative way.
Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 will be commemorated from 24 to 31 October 2021, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. It will be hosted by South Africa.
For more information about the Global Media and Information Literacy Awards 2021, visit the website.