What’s Happening Globally with Media and Information Literacy?

Oct 23, 2019

The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. Yet, organizations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change.This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) which took place from 26 to 28 June 2013.


UNESCO welcomed the new International Steering Committee for GAPMIL on October 16, 2019. CMIL Director Sherri Hope Culver was elected to the position of vice-chair. UNESCO states, “We have momentum, as never before in history has so much attention been given to MIL by the development community and public and private sectors.”


The new ISC: 



  • Jesus Lau (Mexico), Professor, Director of the USBI VER Library, Universidad Veracruzana
  • Alexandre Le Voci Sayad (Brazil), CEO of ZeitGeist; Director of Advisor Consultancy Board of Educamédia Programme



  • Sherri Hope Culver (USA), Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy, Temple University,
  • Joanne Plante (Canada), Head of the Libraries Division, City of Laval



  • Lisa Jannicke Hinchliffe (USA), Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Irene Andriopoulou (Greece), Media Literacy Expert, Research, Studies and Educational Programs