Media & Information Literacy

IREX Europe is committed to empowering citizens to engage critically with what they read and to increase their access to accurate and objective information.

IREX Europe has developed a package of activities to promote media and information literacy (MIL) that may be adapted to local circumstances. This includes lessons to teach people how to spot and counter false information alongside a manual for trainers on how to teach MIL.

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.

 

 
 
Strengthening the capacities of Tunisian social partners and media civil society (TOKE) Strengthening the capacities of Tunisian social partners and media civil society (TOKE) The project overall goal is to contribute to the development of local information and citizen mobilization in the governorates of Tozeur and Kebili through the professionalization of associative radios and media literacy for youth and active civil society in these regions.
Promoting media plurality, balance and media literacy in Central Asia Promoting media plurality, balance and media literacy in Central Asia The project aims to increase the resilience of the Central Asian population to false news and disinformation and promote an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the media in a democratic society.
Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova (SIMML) Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova (SIMML) IREX Europe’s SIMML project has worked since October 2014 to promote increased media literacy in Moldova and to increase access to fair and unbiased information on key national and international issues. The lack of a critical approach to the media and a lack of general media literacy leaves the population vulnerable to the influence of Moldovan and external media influences and the dangers of misinformation and fake news.
Belarus : Improving Media Education Belarus : Improving Media Education The 30-month international project "Belarus: Improving Media Education" was officially launched in Vilnius in May 2010. The project, which focuses on building capacity at the European Humanities University to enhance journalism skills and create TV programming, is supported by the EU and is implemented jointly by IREX Europe and its partners the BBC World Service Trust (BBCWST) and the European Humanities University (EHU).
Ukraine : Journalism Education at Ukrainian Universities Ukraine : Journalism Education at Ukrainian Universities IREX Europe is part of a consortium led by the BBC World Service Trust to improve standards through the Journalism Education at Ukrainian Universities program. The two-year project, funded by the European Union, is establishing the foundation for long-term professional exchange and educational reform triggered by the Bologna Declaration of 1999.
Worldwide - EU Framework Contract Worldwide – EU Framework Contract IREX Europe is currently involved in the EC's Framework Contract Lot 7 which focuses on Culture, Governance and Home Affairs, through Human Rights, Democracy and Institutional Strengthening