Media and Information Literacy Seminar

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/22/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Faculty of World Studies

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Celebrating the eighth Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 Oct 2019), the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture is organizing the “Global Media and Information Literacy Seminar: Media and Information Literate Citizens” on Tuesday, 22 October 2019.

This seminar aims to address the concept of MIL Citizens and how MIL can contribute to improving the levels of information, engagement, and empowerment for all. By highlighting these issues, we can progress towards the objectives of open and pluralistic information systems, promoting sustainable development, inclusion, equality, intercultural dialogue, and safeguarding democracy.

Organizers:

  • UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture
  • Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran

Collaborators & Endorsers:

  • Center for Open Science
  • Coko – Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
  • Cyberspace Research Policy Center
  • Figshare
  • Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL
  • International Association of Communication in Healthcare
  • Iranian National UNESCO Commission
  • Iranian World Studies Association
  • Mendeley
  • UNESCO Chair on E-Learning & Teaching
  • UNESCO Chair on the Communication of Science & Technology
  • University of Tehran

Themes & Topics:

  • Disinformation, propaganda, and MIL
  • MIL, elections, good governance
  • Youth and the news
  • Studies of the use of media, information and technology to advance MIL development among people
  • MIL citizens as empowered and informed members of the society
  • Promoting intercultural dialogue
  • MIL and freedom of expression: Hate speech, dialogue, and engagement
  • Teacher training; how to educate the educators?
  • Youth: Formal/informal education, and peer education
  • MIL role in privacy and protection of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • MIL Futures: Innovation, best practices, challenges, the next step, where are we heading?
  • Innovation, tools, state of the art technology such as artificial intelligence enhancing MIL

Speakers:

  • Saied Reza Ameli

Professor of Communications, the Dean of Faculty of World Studies at University of Tehran, the Secretary of Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, and the director of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace & Culture, and Cyberspace Policy Research Center

  • Hojatollah Ayoubi

Secretary General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran

  • Younes Shokrkhah

Head of Department of European Studies and Assistant Professor of Communications at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, journalist and the Editor in Chief of Hamshahri Online

  • Ehsan Shahghasemi

Assistant Professor of Communications at the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Tehran, and the executive board member of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace & Culture

  • Alireza Salehi Nejad

Multidisciplinary Researcher at the Cyberspaces Research Policy Center at University of Tehran, and the executive board member of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace & Culture