Media & Information Literacy

IREX Europe works to empower citizens to engage critically with what they watch, hear and read – increasing their resistance to fake news and helping them access accurate and objective information. We seek to institutionalise MIL capacity wherever we work, building a cadre of MIL educators and supporting organisations to promoting MIL education for the long term.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Training of trainers to run MIL workshops in a range of environments, including libraries, universities, schools and community centres
  • Creating ‘Media Literacy Centres’ in local libraries and empowering librarians to become MIL “champions” in their communities
  • Reviewing MIL courses and curricula and providing expert consultancy.
  • Creating an online platform for MIL resources.

 

 
 
SPEAK UP! Media for inclusion SPEAK UP! Media for inclusion ‘Speak Up! - Media for Inclusion’ is a response to the current migrants situation, focusing on developing, disseminating and scaling up of good practices in media and information literacy trainings, making media workshops and film festivals for young migrants and refugees in France, The Netherlands, Greece, Italy and Hungary. 
Jeunesse Active, Médias Inclusifs et Littératie Numérique (JAMIL.Net) Jeunesse Active, Médias Inclusifs et Littératie Numérique (JAMIL.Net) Young people make up 30% of Tunisia’s population, however they are largely excluded economically, socially, politically and culturally. Media programmes rarely give voice to youth and rarely address youth needs. That is why the overall goal of the JAMIL.Net project aims to help young Tunisians better engage in society by giving them the skills and tools to become active participants in their local communities and by extension in Tunisian society in general.
IN-EDU - INclusive communities through Media Literacy and Critical thinking EDUcation IN-EDU – INclusive communities through Media Literacy and Critical thinking EDUcation IN-EDU - INclusive communities through Media Literacy and Critical thinking EDUcation – is a project aiming to develop media literacy and critical thinking among students, teachers and parents in five European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy and Slovenia).
Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova III (SIMML III) Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova III (SIMML III) Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova project (SIMML III) works to combat propaganda and fake news and promote democracy by increasing media literacy in Moldova and improving access to fair and unbiased information on key national and international issues.
D-JIL “Digital Generation” - Innovate and create online media content for young people D-JIL “Digital Generation” – Innovate and create online media content for young people D-Jil aims to offer young citizens, from nine countries in the Arab world, the opportunity, resources, training and mentoring to create and produce digital content for new generations of youth, helping them become more active citizens, more involved in their communities and public life.
Empowering Youth to Become Civic Actors (EYCA) Empowering Youth to Become Civic Actors (EYCA) The overall goal of the project is to increase freedom of expression in Moldova by empowering youth from rural areas to become civic actors through media literacy training and blogging, encouraging local media in regions to collaborate with youth and local authorities, and increasing civic dialogue in the rural areas.