BLOG 2017-02-21T18:15:16+00:00

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: A Data Literacy Primer

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Article, Media Literacy|Tags: , , |

It has become remarkably simple to create a valid-looking website, which to the unassuming eye resembles an official, big-name news outlet. But as if verifying text content wasn't hard enough, seductive visualisations; graphs, charts, and maps, made with free tools found anywhere on the internet, can make fact checking even harder.

Trailer – Imprint Media Messages: The Migrant and Refugee Crisis as Excellent Field of Agenda Setting | #MyStory

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Article, Documentary, Projects, video|

From director Laszlo Hartai and the Hungarian Moving Image and Media Education Association, we welcome this documentary as part of the #MyStory: Media, Migrants & Refugees project co-funded by the EU Europe for Citizens Programme and coordinated by the European Association for Viewers Interests - EAVI.

#MyStory Event – Naples: Positive Experience of Migrants & Refugees

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Article, Conference, Event, Projects|Tags: , |

Hosted in the prestigious venue of the University Federico II, the oldest public university in the world established in 1224, the latest #MyStory event took place in Naples, January 27.

EAVI Joins 34 Organisations to Advocate for Better Copyright Reform for Education

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Article, Copyright, EU Affairs, Policy|Tags: , , |

The joint action was motivated by ambiguous wording used in the directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market that is being discussed by a Parliamentary Committee formed by around 300 MEPs, to whom the letter is addressed.

Privacytopia Binary Art Exhibition Jan 13 – 29, Brussels

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Article, Interview, Privacy, Surveillance|Tags: , , |

Privacytopia Binary is an exhibition and side event of the upcoming 10th International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference in Brussels on 25th - 27th January.Running from Jan 13 - 29, Privacytopia is organised by Privacy Salon and artist, curator and researcher Bogomir Doringer, whom we recently spoke to ahead of the opening, as well as duo The Museum who are presenting as part of the exhibition.

Facebook’s Fake News Problem and What You Can Do to Stop It

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Article, Information Literacy, Information Verification, Media Literacy, News, Propaganda|Tags: , , |

Post-truth was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries last week as the scramble to understand what exactly happened in the US election was well underway. One argument being forwarded is that the proliferation of fake news on Facebook may have influenced the result.