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From December 5-7, Manchester, UK, will be home to the Children’s Global Media Summit. A mjaor child’s media event helod only once every 3 years!

Over the 3 day Summit, sessions and keynotes will focus on five key themes: Innovation, Empowerment, Freedom, Entertainment and Education. The Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help secure the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world.

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The 6th Annual International Children’s Media Conference (Istanbul) held November 1-2, 2017  is Turkey’s one and only conference focusing on children’s media.

Professor and CMIL Director Sherri Hope Culver was an invited speaker at the conference. Her presentation was titled, “Media As Mirror: The Power of Representation in Children’s Media”.

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The CMIL is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, “Survey on Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives” co-authored by CMIL Director, Sherri Hope Culver and Alton Grizzle, Program Specialist for Media and Information Literacy, UNESCO. This publication is part of the UNESCO book series on Internet freedom. (http://en.unesco.org/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom )
In a world in which communication is increasingly global and online, the ability for a person to choose what information he or she wants to share, and what information he or she chooses to keep unknown to others, is growing in difficulty. But, restraining information from all the ways in which it may be shared or known, is, if not impossible, certainly daunting. Privacy concerns all peoples of all ages. MIL is for all. Privacy decisions can affect a person’s access to education, financial opportunities, willingness to speak freely and openly, and their safety. Advancements in media and technology thereby necessitate an ongoing reassessment of what it means to be media and information literate as a defense of private information, or to be private.
This report combines research findings from two related research studies carried out for UNESCO. The first is research into youth perspectives on privacy through a survey designed as part of a larger study on citizens’ response to MIL competencies, which started in 2015. From 100 countries, 2,300 young people aged 14-25 were engaged in a wider exercise of training and research. Of these, 1,735 completed the questionnaire, including the section on privacy. The second is a survey on privacy in MIL programmes globally conducted through the UNESCO-UNAOC UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MLID University Network). This involved 231 respondents involved in teaching privacy in connection with MIL. They are from various education environments, including: high school (14%); middle school (10%); primary/ elementary school (20%); university or college level (24%); educators, out-of-school or afterschool programmes (9%); civil society, including NGOs and non-profits (17%); and alternate environments, such as middle and high school combined (6%).
Understanding privacy is an increasingly important component of being media and information literate. This publication explores how that reality might affect educators and organizations that have focused programmes, research and events on media and information literacy., A shift in one’s understanding of privacy may require a shift not just in thinking, but in actions as well.
To read the book, you can download it for free here – (http://en.unesco.org/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom )

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WHAT: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

WHEN: Oct 24 – 27

The sixth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week highlights local and regional activities around the world.  The feature event, namely the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference was hosted by the University of the West Indies, and took place from 24 to 27 October, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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 The CMIL is excited to be working with Paley Library at Temple University on the acquisition and digitization of the Elizabeth Thoman Media Literacy Archives. Thoman was the founder of the Center for Media Literacy. The archives include years worth of documentation on the Center for Media Literacy and Thoman’s other writings. In the future, the university will house the archives of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and other media literacy organizations.

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More media literacy resources and now free membership-- with NAMLE

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