The tenth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2021, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”.
The National Electronic Media Council (the Council) is organising a high-level international conference "Media Literacy. Roadmaps.", which will take place on 28-29 October 2021. Please register HERE by October 25.
The conference is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, UNESCO Latvian National Commission, the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence, the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia and the British Council in Latvia.
Media literacy has become a 21st century competency that everyone needs to be able to make informed decisions, both as citizens and as individuals, to contribute to the quality of life and the public good. It is a competence that is of fundamental importance for strengthening the democratic state, especially in times of infodemia, in the fight against misinformation.
The aim of the conference is to promote media literacy in society, to identify roadmaps – proposals for future steps towards the development and implementation of a national media literacy strategy, and to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders working in the field of media literacy.The two-day conference will bring together stakeholders involved in promoting media literacy, local and international media literacy experts and researchers, Latvian government officials, and media professionals