Promoting Media Literacy and Active Citizenship

Media Literacy and the AVMSD: From Nowhere to Here

EAVI's secretary general Paolo Celot on EAVI's campaign resulting in the European Parliament's vote to re-introduce media literacy to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

By | 2017-05-09T11:14:04+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Article, AVMSD, Campaign, EU Affairs, Europe, Media Literacy|0 Comments

Support a Copyright for Educators in Europe

EAVI fully supports rightcopyright, COMMUNIA's campaign for a better copyright for education in Europe.Although some copyright exceptions exist for education, a lot has changed in education practice since Europe last updated copyright rules in 2001 and it may be a long time before we see another review. It is important that we get copyright right RIGHT NOW!

By | 2017-04-24T12:03:34+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Article, Campaign, Copyright, Media Literacy|0 Comments

Inter Alia #1: EAVI’s Media Literacy Digest

EAVI attempts to keep you updated with all the new initiatives, software, books, projects, changes in policy, news and whatever else we find relating to media literacy in Europe.

By | 2017-04-19T11:15:55+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Article, Digest, Event, Fake News, Media Literacy, News Literacy|0 Comments

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

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

Refugees and Migrants: the inconvenient truths – First Event of EAVI’s #MyStory Project

“We shouldn't talk about quality journalism. Quality journalism is just journalism.” Refugees and Migrants: the inconvenient truths – Residence Palace, Brussels, 4th October 2016 We kicked off EAVI's project #MyStory: Media, Migrants & Refugees (funded by European Commission), on Tuesday October 4th. The first #MyStory event, organised by the Alliance Internationale de Journalistes (AIJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) [...]

By | 2017-02-21T18:15:18+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Article, Conference, Event, Media Literacy, News|0 Comments

VIDEO: Trump Supporters’ Conspiracy Theories Shows Need for Media Literacy

These video interviews with Trump supporters about the conspiracy theories they adhere to is the stuff of media literacy educators nightmares.

By | 2017-02-21T18:15:18+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Article, Conspiracy Theories, Media Literacy, video|0 Comments