Media and information play a crucial role in a democratic society as they enable citizens to make well-informed decisions, influence positively the strengthening of the position and encourage their contribution to society. The potential of new information technologies is enormous, so citizens and the media need to be able to use these new tools wisely and avoid the risks they carry. In this regard, knowledge and education on media and information literacy (MIL) is of paramount importance in the development of critical thinking and the efficient use of media and communication technology in an age when we face a wealth of information.
This document was produced within UNESCO’s EU-funded project “Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2,” launched in November. The three-year project aims to, among others, enhance the MIL skills among youth by piloting MIL components in formal and non-formal education systems, training education staff, and building MIL capacities of youth organisations.