UNESCO/ 12 October, 2021/ Source/ https://en.unesco.org/
Global Media and Information Literacy Week (MIL), commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacy for All”.
This year under the theme Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good, the week is hosted by South Africa from 24 to 31 October.
Here we share the concept note, that sets out the background to Global Media and Information Literacy Week and traces key developments in recent years. The document also explains how media and information literacy is an essential tool for people’s development, so that they can benefit from today’s information environment, mitigate the problems of potentially harmful content and reinforce rights to information and freedom of expression.