NEWS | 1 Mar 2017

UNESCO releases: MILID Yearbook 2016

This year’s edition of the MILID Yearbook analyses how media and information literacy (MIL) can be used as a tool to strengthen human rights and work against radicalism and extremism. The book is published by UNESCO in cooperation with several different partners.

The Yearbook 2016 offers a local, as well as a national and global perspective on media and information literacy. The different parts of the book draws on relevant research findings as well as theories and practises of MIL – focusing on this year’s theme: ”Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism”.  

Sustainable Development Goals
The year 2016, being the first year of implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, has provided a renowned emphasis on human rights-based approach to development, wrote the editors in the preface of the yearbook. Further, the increased levels of national and global conflicts, as well as new forms of extremism and radicalisation have led to questions on the role of MIL in this global environment.

Alton Grizzle, UNESCO’s Programme Specialist, writes in the yearbook’s introduction:”2016 is the first year of the implementation of the sustainable development goals. A renewed emphasis on a Human Rights-Based Approach to all forms of development is apt and timely”.

The 2016 yearbook contains five parts:

  • Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development
  • Hate Speech and Incitement
  • Radicalisation and Extremism
  • Human Rights and Gender Equality
  • Inter-religious and Intercultural Discourses in the Media

Between 2013 and 2015 the MILID Yearbook was published by NORDICOM and are available to download here

Here you’ll find the full version of the MILID Yearbook 2016


Partners: This fourth yearbook is a collaboration between UNESCO, UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on MILID, the United Nations Alliance for Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). A number of universities have also been involved, Gothenburg University being one of them.