Digital Media Skills for Inclusion
New media is a powerful force in forming our perception of reality. The recent technological developments have brought profound changes to the way we access and consume news. Today almost everybody is connected to the Internet and can post information, pictures, videos and comments which can go viral. This means that they can potentially reach millions of people around the world and influence their attitude to a given issue. The digital revolution can empower but this power comes with big responsibility. In various parts of Europe and neighbouring countries young people face different challenges related to media literacy, i.e. exposure to media bias, hate speech, cyberbullying, grassroots xenophobia propagated by media and social networks. How to stay informed but to avoid misinformation? How to distinguish between reliable information and various forms of propaganda? How to confront and counter hate speech online?
We would like to carry out this project to empower youth workers and youth activists to become conscious media and news consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies through non-formal education methods like debates, role play games, open discussions, working in small groups, etc.
The project is supported by the Tempus Public Foundation. As a coordinator, we are going to delegate an organiser and co-facilitator and 3 participants to the project.
Participating countries: Hungary, Turkey, Czech Republic, Portugal, Georgia, Moldova, Republic of Kosovo and Montenegro.
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