YALLA EMI – IREX Europe and its partners ATMA and Savoir Devenir officially launched in Arabic and French their Media and Information Literacy Manual, “Yalla EMI”, in Tunisia on November 14th. The launch was timed to coincide with the Assises Internationales du Journalisme, which itself had a strong focus on the growing importance of media and information literacy in Tunis and the region.

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YALLA EMI has been developed with funding from the EU under our TOKE project. The launch event took place at Hotel Belvedere on November 14th, 2018 in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The manual is aimed for educators at youth centres across Tunisia so they can use it as a practical tool to develop MIL projects with youth. Savoir Devenir experts Bérangère Blondeau and Divina Frau-Meigs are the main authors, with contributions from selected educators who’ve been trained as MIL trainers in the past months using versions of the manual under the TOKE project. The manual enables educators to develop digital-media projects around MIL values (Freedom of Expression, Private life, People dignity, People security, Participation and Education) and works to strengthen specific important MIL  competences (Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Creation, Citizenship, Conflict resolution, Intercultural Communication, Consumption) which together help youth better participate in social and civic life through digital platforms.

The YALLA EMI manual launched was presented by:

  • Mouna Trabelsi, ATMA President
  • Mario Varrenti, EU Delegation in Tunis, Head of governance
  • Bérangere Blondeau, pedagogical director, « Savoir Devenir »
  • Flora Graioni, IREX Europe Deputy Director
  • Amel Abaidi, Tarek Bouazizi, Houssem Bouchiba and Adel Alimi : MIL trainers under our TOKE project

IREX Europe, ATMA and Savoir Devenir have been using the manual over the past 6 months in youth centres in the Tozeur and Kebili governorates and will continue using it as we expand our work to increase youth participation in more governorates in Tunisia.