Promoting Media Literacy and Active Citizenship

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | September 26th, 2016|Article, Conspiracy Theories, Media Literacy, video|0 Comments

One More Thing: The EAVI Weekly Media Literacy Digest #2

A brief summary of some of the things that have happened or have been discussed during the week regarding media literacy and media in general in Europe and elsewhere. 1. Contrast between September covers of Girls' Life and Boys' Life The covers of the September issues of Boys' Life and Girls' Life magazines present quite a disparity between what [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Article, Digital Literacy, Media Literacy, Weekly Digest|0 Comments

Media Literacy for Full Citizenship | Our Debate at the European Parliament

“Investing in media literacy means investing in people. There is no better investment Europe can make”. This was the message delivered by EAVI’s secretary general, Paolo Celot at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wed 22nd June.

By | July 13th, 2016|Article, Conference, Media Literacy|0 Comments

VIDEO: #brusselslockdown – How Photography Can Be Used to Manipulate Reality

In this video from Belgian photographer, Jimmy Kets, he demonstrates the ways in which photographers can choose to manipulate reality in order to dramatise and sensationalise.

By | May 6th, 2016|Article, Digital Literacy, Media Literacy, video|0 Comments