Conference-debate « Media and interculturality: how to educate to critical thinking, citizen mobilization and expression?”

On the 8th of November, in the Markten (Brussels, Belgium)

A day of reflection to highlight the issue of interculturality in media education.
To face discourses of othering and intolerance spread by some media, we wish through the MEET project to develop a critical and citizen understanding of media representations. Above all, we want to encourage citizens to produce counter-discourse in order to strengthen intercultural understanding and combat discrimination.

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#MyStory Meets the Week of Cultures in Novo Mesto

The #MyStory: Media, Migrants & Refugees project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Europe for Citizens Programme is an initiative to raise awareness, promote discussion, training and assist migrants and refugees and the organisations working with them, to contribute to the media narratives of displaced peoples in a positive way.

Dr Iztok Sori from the Peace Institute held a lecture and workshop on hate speech and other discriminatory practices in Slovenian media.

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Media Education Activities on World Refugee Day

In several countries of the MEET partners, media education activities took place on the World Refugee Day on June 20th. We present examples from two countries: Slovenia and Germany. In Slovenia numerous activities have been organized on the World Refugee Day, from festivals to round tables. In Germany the Federal Association of Citizens Media (BVBAM) initiated a special day with the UN Refugee Aid, which mainly reported on the lives and situation of refugees in the cities and municipalities.

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Reporting on Media Literacy in Europe

Media literacy – our capacity to access, have a critical understanding of and interact with the media has never been as important as it is today. So what is the EU doing to encourage improved media literacy? This study examines measures being taken across the European Union to foster our critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media.

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MEET schools in Germany, Italy and Slovenia

MEET Partners in cooperation with their respective Associated Partners at national level have identified six secondary public schools where the participatory action research will take place between May 2017 and June 2018. Indeed, starting from the next month MEET researchers and teachers will start to co-design media education materials addressing young citizens at the Ernst-Reuter-Schule (Ludwigshafen, DE), BBS Technik 1 (Ludwigshafen, DE), Istituto Gramsci – Keynes (Prato, IT), Istituto Marconi (Prato, IT), Dvojezična srednja šola/Kétnyelvű Középiskola (Lendava, SL) and Srednja šola tehniških strok Šiška (Ljubljana, SL).

Renee Hobbs’ speech at UNHQ

„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“) Continue reading “Renee Hobbs’ speech at UNHQ”

“mittendrin” – a project of medien+bildung.com

“mittendrin” (“right in the middle of it”) is a workshop offer for schools in the sense of the radicalization prevention on topics such as politics and religion, diversity acceptance, democratic cohabitation. With media-based methods and joint media production, medien+bildung.com is approaching current topics in workshops where the media play a major role: the value and benefits of democracy, life in diversity, dealing with prejudice and discrimination, current extremist tendencies and young people on the way to radicalization. Continue reading ““mittendrin” – a project of medien+bildung.com”

How to adapt media literacy activities to young people at risk of social exclusion?

In March 2017, the University of Florence (IT), the Peace Institute (SI) and Medien+Bildung.com (GE) gathered in Ljubljana (Slovenia) to think on how to adapt the media literacy activities of the e-Engagement Against Violence project to young people at risk of social exclusion. Continue reading “How to adapt media literacy activities to young people at risk of social exclusion?”