- BIK team
In recent weeks, "fake news" has become a hot topic. In the recent US presidential elections, ‘fake news' involving both candidates and its possible influence on US voters' decision-making processes have been at the frontline of discussions.
- BIK Team
The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation, and set up a High-Level Expert Group (HLIG) representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations.
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
On the 14th international Safer Internet Day, taking place on 7 February 2017, the Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at will present the results of its recent study on the topic of "Internet rumours: How do teens evaluate information found on the internet?". Social networks are the main information resources for young people in Austria, although they are not perceived as trustworthy. 86 per cent of the respondents indicate that they are insecure as to whether information found on the internet is true. They expect support from their parents and their teachers to acquire media literacy.
- BIK team
Nowadays, as we get most of our information through various media outlets, the ability to ‘read' many different types of media has become an essential skill in the 21st century.
- BIK team
The sixth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published with a focus on media and information literacy in Europe.
- María José Velasquez Flores (Youth representative)
In this article, María José Velasquez Flores gives her views on why media and information literacy matters for young people, and why they should be encouraged to contribute to internet governance debates on such issues.
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
In this highly mediatised world, the importance of media literacy is recognised by different actors from all around the globe. The issues related to media literacy have gained interest also from researchers. Studies focusing on these issues are conducted by various scholars and the research articles are published in various journals. To help to promote media literacy, we've attempted to make the information more visible by compiling an index to media literacy research. Take a look at www.medialiteracy.fi.