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Media In Action - Stakeholders

Media in Action is a EU funded project that aims to train educators (i.e. youth and community group leaders, techers, trainee teachers or teaching assistants) in media literacy and storytelling. Expected results include:

  • an online course for educators in media literacy and storytelling;
  • teaching and learning materials;
  • a repository of lesson plans and resources;
  • an online community;
  • a showcase of stories from end users.

The project is led by a European consortium composed by Pontydysgu (UK, Germany, Spain), COFAC (Portugal), Cooperativa Nuova Dimensione (Italy), Grupo Comunicar (Spain) and KIC (Malta).

The International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR - Stakeholders

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) is a global professional association of media and communication researchers. It promotes media and communication research throughout the world, addressing socio-political, technological, policy and cultural processes. The UNESCO facilitated the establishment of IAMCR, providing the founding platform for the association in 1957.

VOX-Pol - Stakeholders

VOX-Pol is an academic research network funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union and focused on the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it.

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy - Harvard Kennedy School - Stakeholders

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center that explores the intersection and impact of media, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center was founded in 1986 and is focused in four specific areas becuase of their relevance for a healthy democracy:

  • News Quality
  • Digital Journalism: Sustainability & Business Models
  • Platform Accountability & Misinformation
  • News Equity: Race & Gender

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) - Stakeholders

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is a non-profit organisation based in Wasington DC (USA) that works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. ICFJ work in five key areas: Media Innovation; Investigative Reporting; Global Exchanges; Speciality Journalism and Diversity Programs. It is active in 8 regions worldwide, including Europe.

MIDAS - Stakeholders

Founded in 2001, the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (MIDAS) stimulates cooperation in the areas of information exchange, printing and marketing within an ever-growing community of minority daily newspapers throughout Europe. MIDAS also provides opportunities such as study visit programmes for journalists to report on minority protection and cultural diversity in Europe; it awards the Otto Von Hasburg Prize and the Midas Prize for Journalism .

IViR - Institute for Information Law - Stakeholders

Established in 1989, the Institute for Information Law (IViR) engages in cutting-edge research on a wide spectrum of information related themes including intellectual property law, broadcasting regulation, freedom of expression, media law, et cetera aiming to provide an international forum for critical debate.

Women in News (WIN) - Stakeholders

Women in News (WIN) aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their media. In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to close the gender gap in their newsrooms, boardrooms and in the content they produce.

WIN is currently working with more than 80 media from 12 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East including: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (WIN Africa) and  Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (WIN MENA). WIN Southeast Asia launched in early 2018

Media Literacy Institute - Stakeholders

MEDIA LITERACY INSTITUTE (MLI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 in Greece. Its aim is to promote and disseminate the concepts of Media and Information Literacy in Greece, Europe and internationally. Media and Information Literacy aims at the critical perception, use and creation of knowledge and information οn any traditional or modern communication medium, and requires the acquisition of cognitive, functional, technical and communication skills, as well as the capabilities of using modern means of communication. The mission of the Institute is to inform the Greek public about the conceptual, theoretical, regulatory and practical framework in which MIL concepts are developed. Its goal is to mobilize citizens and to provide them with opportunities to access the relevant information, skills, tools and means and to engage in appropriate activities to become media literate.

MLI supports the idea that democracy requires well-informed citizens and that Media and News Literacy are among the most important ways to combat bias and hate speech online, to promote the fundamental right of citizens to be self-aware when they interact with the media, to learn how to cross check resources, to develop skills of inquiry when investigating the resources, creators and purposes of any content, so that readers can distinguish reliable information from “fake news”, personal opinions, prejudices or propaganda.

MEDIA LITERACY INSTITUTE focuses on printed and online content such as social media, mass media, all kinds of public and frequently used communication platforms, as well as various online and offline sources. In this context, MLI emphasizes that modern active citizens of all ages need to develop the habits of curiosity,  research and creative questioning along with suitable expression skills, to cultivate the necessary critical thinking in getting information from any source, and to acquire the knowledge on how to create and use multimedia messages.

Internews - Stakeholders

Internews is an international non-profit organization. It aims at empowering local media worldwide and to provide people a mean to make their voices heard. It also carries out research and training activities addressed both to media professionals and citizen journalists. Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.