EKOME proudly celebrates the 10th UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week, which takes place this year from 24 to 31 October 2021, in co-organization with South Africa, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. This annual commemoration, proclaimed as official by 193 countries in 2019, is the major global event for Media and Information Literacy, in which stakeholders review and celebrate the progress achieved in this field. During the celebration of the Week, feature events such as the “International Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Conference” and the “Youth Agenda Forum” are organised, while local events and actions are promoted by stakeholders around the world. At the Global MIL Week Feature conference, the annual Global Media and Information Literacy Awards 2021 will also be presented.
EKOME collaborates closely with UNESCO since October 2018. As an active member of UNESCO’s MIL Alliance and coordinator of its European Sub-Chapter Mediterranean Group, participates again this year in the celebrations of the Week with actions and initiatives for digital and audiovisual literacy.
Screening of Roko Belic’s award-winning documentary “Trust Me” (2020)
The 10th UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 is inaugurated with the exclusive first public screening in Greece of Roko Belic’ s award-winning documentary “Trust Me” (2020), produced by Getting Better Foundation. The screening will take place on Friday, October 22nd, at the Hellenic American Union Auditorium, in Athens. The event is co-organized by EKOME, which edited the Greek subtitling of the film, the School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, D.C.N. Global and the Hellenic American Union. The screening aims to raise public awareness on misinformation in the digital age and the need for correct and critical use of information. At the same time, it is the trigger for the creation of educational DVDs, links and guides for schools, universities, parents and governments that will facilitate discussions in order to increase trust in the media and build a more informed population. View all details on the press release and also the movie trailer here.
Participation of EKOME to UNESCO International Global Media and Information Literacy Feature Conference 2021
EKOME participates again this year in the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 Feature Conference of UNESCO with the speech of Irene Andriopoulou, Head of the Research, Studies & Educational Programs Department / Audiovisual Archives & Education R&D Directorate of EKOME, in the Session entitled “UNESCO International Steering Committee of the UNESCO MIL Alliance awards and MIL Intercultural Dialogue”. In this Session, the activities of the UNESCO MIL Alliance EU Sub Chapter Mediterranean Group coordinated by EKOME were presented (Wednesday, 27/10).
2021 Global Media & Information Literacy Award Winners
During the annual UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Feature conference and the 10th UNESCO Media & Information Literacy Week, the winners of the 2021 Global Media & Information Literacy Award were announced. The International Steering Committee of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance coordinated the Awards that refer to activities of integration of media and information literacy concepts, including intercultural dialogue, in education, research, policy, advocacy, media and communication, and information sectors. Find them here:
1st Position Tie
- Oliver Defaye – Films Pour Enfants, France
- Julian Marlon – Out of The Box Media Initiative, Philippines
2nd Position Tie
- Joe Phelps – Chairman/Founder of Getting Better Foundation, USA
- A Mí no Lo Hacen Organization, Peru
- Soultana Koumoutsi – Psarokokalo Media Literacy project, Greece
- Lisette Ferris – Project Manager of DW Akademie, Namibia
Educational actions of EKOME in the framework of the 9th Chania Film Festival
Α series of actions for audiovisual and film education are organized by ΕΚΟΜΕ in the context of its close cooperation with the Chania Film Festival, which takes place this year from 20 to 30 October 2021. For the first time, the “Walter Lassaly” Educational Creation Award, established by EKOME, will be awarded to a student film or an educational project that promotes film education, the active participation of the educational community, the research and promotion of historical and social issues. During the festival, EKOME will also hold a screening of two short films for persons with disabilities and the educational workshop “Encounters X 2 A modular workshop in 2 acts” (Thursday, October 28th, 18:00-20:00,), that will highlight the educational actions of EKOME in two acts:
- “EKOME’s International Student Competition for the Creation of Board and Digital Narrative Games” (presenters: Stelios Kymionis, Head of Audiovisual Archives & Education R&D Directorate, Despina Lampada, Audiovisual Archives & Education R&D Directorate)
- “EduMediaTest, a modern tool for the assessment of Audiovisual and Digital Literacy skills” (presenter: Irene Andriopoulou, Head of the Research, Studies & Educational Programs Department / Audiovisual Archives & Education R&D Directorate of EKOME).
Announcement of the winners of the 1st International Student Competition for the Creation of Board and Digital Narrative Games of EKOME
In the context of the celebration of this year’s UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week, EKOME is pleased to announce the prizes and awards of the 1st International Student Competition for the Creation of Board and Digital Narrative Games, co-organized during the last school year 2020-2021 with the General Secretariat for Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures of the Ministry of Digital Governance and the Hellenic Union of Computer and Communications Engineers, under the auspices of the Region of Attica. The large participation, the great interest of the school community and the original -in terms of design and plot- creations of the primary and secondary school students who participated in the Competition affirm that game is an integral element for media and information literacy. An update on the award ceremony will be posted soon.
The new National Thematic Network “Media Literacy: Television, Internet, Cinema”
The new National Thematic Network “Media Literacy: Television, Internet, Cinema” is just launched, starting its operation for the three-year period 2021-2024, approved by MinEdu. Primary and Secondary Education schools, of general and special education, in Greece and Greek Diaspora are invited to participate in this new Network, which aims to cultivate students’ audiovisual and digital literacy and promote Media Education in the Greek educational system. The coordinators of the Network are: EKOME, the Primary Education Directorate of Serres, the Department of Educational RadioTelevision and Digital Media of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. Teachers interested in implementing educational activities and participating in the Network’s trainings are invited to register in the online participation form by 29 October. Participating teachers will receive scientific and pedagogical training, in person and online, on the three pillars of the Network: television, internet and cinema. During the first year of the programme (2021-22), up to 60 schools will be accepted.
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