Opportunities for Media and Information Literacy in the Middle East and North Africa

Yearbook 2016
Editor(s): Magda Abu-Fadil, Jordi Torrent, Alton Grizzle

It is with great pleasure that this volume Opportunities for Media and Information Literacy in the Middle East and North Africa is presented as Yearbook 2016 from the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, at Nordicom. The Yearbook is published in cooperation with UNESCO and UNAOC.

Opportunities for Media and Information Literacy in the Middle East and North Africa is the seventeenth Yearbook published by the Clearinghouse and fills a gap in the existing body of literature about the progress of media and information literacy work in different parts of the world. We believe it is of particular interest to shed light on a region, the MENA region, where young citizens’ engagement with media has been in focus in news reporting all over the world in recent years and awareness of MIL competencies is gaining ground.

Contents

Preface

Foreword

I. General Perspectives on Media and Information Literacy in the MENA Region

1. Introduction
Magda Abu-Fadil

2. Preliminary Comparative Analysis of Media and Information: Literacy in the MENA Region
Alton Grizzle

3. Helping Arab Digital and Media Literacy Blossom: Three years of the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB)
Jad Melki & Lubna Maaliki

4. Youth and Digital Media. Drafting a Landscape from Fez and Cairo
 Jordi Torrent

II. Media and Information Literacy in the MENA Region From State Policies to Action Research

5. An Overview from the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Lucy Nuseibeh & Mohammed Abu Arqoub

6. An Iraqi Perspective
Abdul Ameer Al-Faisal

7. An Algerian Perspective
Redouane Boujemaa

8. A Moroccan Perspective
Abdelhamid Nfissi & Drissia Chouit

9. An Egyptian Perspective
Samy Tayie

10. A Jordanian Perspective
Yasar Durra

11. An Omani Perspective
Naifa Eid Saleem

12. A Lebanese Perspective
Magda Abu-Fadil

13. Empowering Children and Youth in Tunisia
Carmilla Floyd & Gabriella Thinz