MDI at UNESCO's Global #MIL Week "Feature Conference" PDF Print

Event: 24-26 September 2019

Country: Sweden

Screen_Shot_2019-09-23_at_4.12.46_PMThis week, Media Diversity Institute will be at UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week “Feature Conference” in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Senior Programme Manager Dasha Ilic will be moderating a panel on “MIL to Tackle Disinformation and Propaganda,” featuring Soeun Yang and Jae Woo Lee of Seoul National University, Head of the Lycé Franco-Finlandais d’Helskini Kari Kivinen, Remo Media CEO Namnandorj Bayaraa of Mongolia, and Twitter’s Public Policy Manager Mr. Ronan Costello. This panel will take place on 25 September, between 8:30 and 10:00 AM local time. MDI Western Balkans Programme Manager Ivana Jelaca will be speaking the following day, Thursday 26 September, on a panel moderated by Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, Karin Stenson (Sweden) examining media and information literacy’s role in furthering human rights. She will be joined by UNESCO Chair in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Ulla Carlsson (Sweden), Swedish Media Council Director Anette Novak (Sweden), and Indian Institute of Mass Communication’s Head of the Department of New Media Anubhuti Yadav (India).

The two day conference is a prelude to the larger “Global MIL Week 2019” to be held next month, and will focus on the global status of research and practice about the significance of media and information literacy education. If you are in Gothenburg, please stop by and join the discussion.