„Media and Information Literacy (MIL) are formal and informal pedagogical practices that aim at developing critical thinking skills applied to media messages. Rather than censoring media that is potentially harmful, MIL invests in a long-term strategy that aims to promote the development of discerning critical thinking skills in individuals.“ (UNAOC about „Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism“)
Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media and founder of the media education lab at the University of Rhode Island, was keynote speaker at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) session at the UNHQ on Feb 9th, 2017. She is also founding co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education, the open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). At the UNHQ in New York she was speaking about “Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism“.