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.
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.
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?
HOW TO JOIN?
Step 1: Share an MIL activity or strategy
Step 2: Use the #GlobalMILWeekPH frame on Facebook
Step 3: Register and wait for confirmation
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.
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?
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
Locally developed Media & Information Literacy resources
Visit the UNESCO MIL website for complete list of resources
Local Media & Information Literacy stakeholder organizations
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 was supported by the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Jakarta Office