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.

 

 
 
D-JIL “Digital Generation” D-JIL “Digital Generation” 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.
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).