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PUBLICATIONS | 5 Dec 2018

Youth and News in a Digital Media Environment

New book from Nordicom and the Swedish Media Council: Youth and News in a Digital Media Environment - Nordic-Baltic perspectives. The anthology aims to shed light on the implications of these transformations for young people in the Nordic and Baltic countries. 

PUBLICATIONS | 27 Aug 2018

Sweden needs a national policy for MIL

It is time that Sweden, just like many other countries, develop a national policy framework to strengthen media and information literacy (MIL) among the citizens. Ulla Carlsson, Professor and UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression at the University of Gothenburg has submitted a knowledge overview to the government containing suggestions and actions on how to increase MIL. 

NEWS | 11 Jul 2018

Media and information literacy – a question of democracy

On May 30, the UNESCO Professorship at the University of Gothenburg and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO organised a conference to discuss and find models to promote media and information literacy based on a democratic perspective. 

NEWS | 21 May 2018

Media and information literacy must increase among the citizens

Media and information literacy (MIL) 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. 

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Jan 2018

Young and Creative

Young and creative omslagThis new Clearinghouse book, Young and Creative – Digital Technologies Empowering Children in Everyday Life ,aims to display a variety of examples where children and youths have been active and creative by using their own initiative, and by being driven by intrinsic motivation, personal interests, and peer relations.

NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

Literacy in a Digital World

Friday the 8th of September 2017 is International Literacy Day, this year it’ll be celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. In honour of the day we’re highlighting some of our recent publications focusing on media literacy in a digital world. 

NEWS | 18 Apr 2017

Study visit from the Baltic states

Shaping networks and exchanging experiences, nationally and globally, is important for the work of Nordicom. This time, we hosted a study visit from the Baltic states on the theme of Media and information literacy (MIL). 

NEWS | 5 Apr 2017

Great uncertainty about fake news in Norway

According to a recent study conducted by the Norwegian Media Authority, more than half of the members of the Norwegian population report reading, weekly or more often, news that they perceive to be untrue. Almost a quarter also say that they have shared news that they later realized was fake. 

NEWS | 5 Apr 2017

Mapping media literacy in Europe

A new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory maps practices and actions aimed at encouraging media literacy in the EU28. Initiatives to develop critical thinking and initiatives related to media use are identified as the two main trends.

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