The Global MIL Week 2016 is organized under the theme “Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue”. It is led by UNESCO in cooperation with General Assembly of the GAPMIL, UNAOC and the Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network.  Global MIL Week will be celebrated from 31 October to 5 November 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Topics for papers and presentations are, generally, within the fields of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and its connection to culture and intercultural/ interreligious dialogue; media development, ICTs, freedom of expression and hate speech, Human Rights and violent extremism, education and youth, sustainable development, research, policy development etc. (detailed conference topics available here ). All instructions for submitting papers and presentations are available here . UNESCO invites all stakeholders, such as academic programs, think tanks, private sector, libraries, museums and archives, media, civil society, and others, to reflect and critically advance on media and information literacy initiatives, programmes and policies.

The deadline for submissions is 5 August 2016. Papers and presentations will be selected based on relevance to the themes outlined and after assessment by a diverse scientific committee set up for the conference.

Tags: Freedom of expression Worldwide
Deadline: 05/08/2016 9:59 pm