Global Media & Information Literacy Week Oct. 26

Oct 2, 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 26 to 31 October 2020.

The theme for this year is titled, “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”.

Global MIL Week 2020 highlights how we can look to address disinformation and divides by recognizing our shared interest in improving everyone’s competencies to engage with the opportunities and risks in today’s landscape of communication, technology, and information. In this way, MIL – along with Global Citizenship Education – can aid progress towards the SDGs by equipping citizens with the knowledge, skills, values, and practices to be engaged as critical-thinking citizens in societies. These competencies can empower citizens for involvement in media development, access to information and knowledge for all, and freedom of expression, which all have implications on how the war against disinformation can be won.

The CMIL invites stakeholders around the world to organize online/offline local events or activities related to MIL in their community or region, taking place around the period of Global MIL Week 2020. What can you do to promote MIL? How can you make MIL happen where you live, study or work?

How to get involved during Global MIL Week

Attend CMIL’s Panel Discussion! For more info on the Center for Media and Information Literacy’s panel discussion during Global MIL week please click here.

Organize relevant local events/activities, and then registering it on the event website. Please find attached a set of flyers on Low-Cost Ways to Celebrate Global MIL Week 2020 targeting different stakeholder groups including cities, schools, libraries, media, youth organizations and MIL networks, which can give you some ideas about what you could do.

Spread these flyers which are available in English, French, and Spanish on the “Resources” page of the Global MIL Week official website.