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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: A Data Literacy Primer

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.

By | 2017-03-15T17:52:53+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Article, Media Literacy|0 Comments

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

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.

By | 2017-03-05T21:31:32+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Article, Documentary, Projects, video|0 Comments

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

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.

By | 2017-03-05T01:17:38+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Article, Conference, Event, Projects|0 Comments

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

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.

By | 2017-03-05T01:18:23+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Article, Copyright, EU Affairs, Policy|0 Comments

Privacytopia Binary Art Exhibition Jan 13 – 29, Brussels

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.

By | 2017-03-05T01:39:38+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Article, Interview, Privacy, Surveillance|0 Comments

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

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.

Monitoring Media Pluralism and Media Literacy Across Europe, 2016

EAVI's Paolo Celot attended the The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom's workshop on media literacy at the European University Institute in Florence on November 3rd, 2016

By | 2017-02-21T18:15:18+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Article, Conference, Event, Media Literacy, Media Pluralism, Study|0 Comments

My First Training: Media Literacy, Critical Thinking & Propaganda – ‘Lead On’ Youth Exchange, Canary Islands

EAVI's Luc Steinberg recently lead an Erasmus+ youth exchange in the Canary Islands to give training on media literacy, propaganda and critical thinking.

By | 2017-02-21T18:15:18+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Article, Media Literacy, Propaganda, Training|0 Comments

EAVI Lecture on Innovative Communication Strategies, Rome

In October La Sapienza University in Rome organised a school on innovative communication strategies. In a two-hour lecture, EAVI Secretary General Paolo Celot illustrated the European policies for communication and digital skills.

By | 2017-02-21T18:15:18+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Article, Conference, Event, Skills|0 Comments