Media and information literacy must increase among the citizens
Media and information literacy among the citizens is a democratic issue. But who is responsible and how does it increase? These are questions that will be discussed by ministers and experts at a conference held by the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO in May.
The demands on the individual’s ability to critically review and assess information increases in the digital media landscape.
On behalf of the Swedish Ministry of Culture, Nordicom has produced a knowledge overview aimed at strengthening media and information literacy among citizens.
The knowledge overview is produced by Ulla Carlsson, professor and UNESCO Chair in Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg. At the end of May, she will present the knowledge overview with a forward-looking scenario at a major UNESCO conference where several ministers will participate.
The knowledge overview is based on a mapping of MIL efforts undertaken by the Swedish Media Council and the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority in the autumn of 2017.