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What is Global Media & Information Literacy Week?

Initiated by UNESCO in 2011, the Global Media & Information Literacy Week has since been celebrated annually by stakeholders worldwide to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for All initiative.

This 2022, our goal is to gather MIL stakeholders in the Philippines to foster cooperation and discuss key issues in the field highlighting the theme of eroding trust in society caused in part by rising disinformation, hate speech, and various attacks on digital rights. This is a perfect opportunity for Filipino educators, NGOs, government agencies, private institutions and all other MIL advocates in different sectors to come together and explore steps forward for the MIL movement in the country.

#GlobalMILWeekPH #GlobalMILWeek

Events

Nationwide MIL Contest for High School and College Students

Deadline of Submission: October 26, 2022, 11:59 PM

With the introduction of a mandatory MIL subject in the revised K-to-12 curriculum and the sporadic yet wide-reaching MIL campaigns by various organizations, young Filipinos have been exposed to many opportunities to hone their MIL competencies especially in dealing with “fake news.” But with the post-truth crisis only aggravating, young advocates of MIL are challenged to innovate and strengthen their commitment to think critically and click wisely.

Filipino high school and college-level students are invited to join this Nationwide MIL Contest via video submission. Meanwhile, teachers are encouraged to leverage our locally-developed MIL resources to present this as a learning opportunity in their classrooms.

READ THE FULL MECHANICS HERE.

Global MIL Week 2022 Stakeholders Forum

October 24, 2022, 8:30 AM – 12:00 NN

To be held in-person in Far Eastern University – Manila, the Global MIL Week 2022 Stakeholders Forum will feature key resource speakers to discuss the most pressing issues in media and information literacy. 300 students, teachers, and media professionals are targeted to attend this event. It will also be livestreamed on social media for interested participants who are unable to join in-person. Check the program and other event details here.

#GlobalMILWeekPH Raffle Draw for MIL Educators

Promo duration: October 24 (8:00 AM) to October 27 (11:59 PM)
Raffle draw: October 28

WHO CAN JOIN?

  • Teachers and librarians who are currently employed this SY 2022-2023 in any public or private school (elementary, high school, and college) in the Philippines
  • Teachers and librarians who have implemented a Media & Information Literacy (MIL) activity or strategy in a classroom or school setting

HOW TO JOIN?

Step 1: Share an MIL activity or strategy

  • Prepare the proof or documentation of the MIL activity or strategy that you implemented in your class or school (e.g. advertisement analysis, symposium, debate, social media advocacy posters, school film festival, etc.)
  • In this Padlet board, upload image files and/or URLs of your proof or documentation. Include a short description (3-5 sentences) that explains the context, topic, and MIL competency/ies targeted in your activity

Step 2: Use the #GlobalMILWeekPH frame on Facebook 

Step 3: Register and wait for confirmation

  • Accomplish this Online registration form to submit your personal information and the link and/or screenshot of your post in Padlet
  • Wait for an email confirming your admission in the raffle draw (Your MIL activity entry will be validated first by the OOTB. Note that we have the right to reject an entry if it fails to meet the requirements)

Step 4: Watch the live raffle draw

Watch the live Raffle Draw on October 28, Friday, 6:00 PM LIVE on Out of The Box’s Facebook page.

READ THE FULL MECHANICS HERE.

Media Civics Lab Fact-Checking Academy

Organizer/s: Break the Fake Movement 

Are you a content creator, influencer, educator, or public official who wants to use your influence for social good? 

Join the Media Civics Lab: Fact-Checking Academy – a year-long leadership development and mentoring program on fact-checking for content creators, bloggers, influencers, educators, and public officials. The program aims to equip the participants with knowledge of fact-checking and media and information literacy and improve their multimedia, video production, and content creation skills! This is a great opportunity for influencers and content creators to use their platforms to help make a difference. And it’s also a chance to connect with other influencers who share the same vision of fighting fake news and disinformation!

If you’re interested in becoming an ally in the fight against fake news, click this link and apply before October 25  https://bit.ly/media-civics-lab-academy

Use the #GlobalMILWeekPH Frame

MIL Resources

Locally developed Media & Information Literacy resources

Other resources

Get involved

Local Media & Information Literacy stakeholder organizations

Out of The Box Media Literacy Initiative (OOTB)

Founded in 2014, Out of The Box Media Literacy Initiative (OOTB) is a SEC-registered educational non-profit that mainstreams media literacy practices in the Philippines through educational resources, workshops, and campaigns. OOTB was awarded First Prize in the 2021 Global Media and Information Literacy Awards given by the UNESCO MIL Alliance.

Philippine Association for Media and Information Literacy (PAMIL)

The Philippine Association for Media and Information Literacy (PAMIL) is a professional organization of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) educators, trainers, advocates, and practitioners committed to promoting Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as a lifelong learning skill in a knowledge-based economy and media-saturated Filipino society.

Break the Fake Movement

Break the Fake takes pride in calling itself as an Independent Alliance of Young Professionals Committed to Fighting Against Fake News. We take full accountability for our own efforts, and all of our campaigns are independent of support from any political group. Break The Fake Movement aims to leverage technology in engaging the youth in the plight to fight fake news and disinformation. We also want to unify different voices who share the same advocacy and strengthen the organization’s membership pipeline.

National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT)

An attached government agency of the Department of Education focused on promoting child-friendly media

VERA Files

VERA Files is a nonstock, nonprofit independent media organization founded in March 2008 by six women veteran Filipino journalists. The organization takes a deeper look into current and underreported Philippine issues.

Youth Advocates Building Opportunities and Network in Governance Philippines (YABONG)

YABONG Philippines is a non-stock, non-profit youth-led organization that promotes youth participation in governance, Media and Information Literacy, and nation-building. "Yabong" the Filipino word for prosperous, interchangeably used with progress, is the term to describe the volume of youth leaders in a wide range of advocacies.

Xavier University - Development Communication Department

The Development Communication Department of the College of Agriculture of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines is the first of its kind in Mindanao since its birth in the early 1980s.

Campus Journalism Lab (CJL)

The Campus Journalism Lab is an initiative that seeks to empower student journalists. We envision an engaged campus press as part of the larger free and independent Philippine media, where student publications are considered essential in covering matters of education and the youth, capable of providing a fresh perspective on current events and social issues, and a crucial source of community news and stories. This community connects student publications, industry professionals, and media organizations to establish a support network for student journalists. We organize forums, seminars, and other events to equip students and their publications with the skills to produce quality journalism.

Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC)

Established in the Philippines in 1980, the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) was founded on the philosophy that communication is a vital development resource to be used to advance the common good. AIJC has three strategic programs: the Graduate School, which offers master’s degree programs in communication and journalism; the Research, Policy, and Advocacy (RPA) Unit, which undertakes policy and action research and project management in various development areas; and the Professional Development Program, which provides training for journalists, communicators, development managers, and other professionals from the public and private sectors. AIJC is among the pioneers and champions of media and information literacy (MIL) in the Philippines.

Department of Communication, College of Arts and Communication, University of the Philippines Baguio

The Department of Communication seeks to create a hub of communication scholars who imbibe the University’s time-honored values of honor and excellence and takes the lead in contributing to the public good through communication research and practice.

Young Communicators' Circle

Young Communicators' Circle is the organization of the BA Communication students of the Mariano Marcos State University.

Press

If you have inquiries regarding partnerships, donations, and/or media interviews, you may contact Mr. Marlon Julian Nombrado at [email protected] or through Viber or Telegram (+63) 905 4890290.

This project is in support of the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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