Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global MIL Week 2020 feature events will be fully online. To get involved and find out about events going on near you and around the world, click here to see the Global MIL Events Map.


For Global MIL Week, Nazarbayev University Library are presenting a virtual panel discussion entitled, “Post-Pandemic Hacks: The Library’s Approach to Counter Infodemic”

Date: Friday 30th October, 5-6pm

Location: This event will be held online. Register here now.

The virtual panel discussion will address the following current and relevant issues. The specific objectives are the following:

  1. To keep the citizens informed about the MIL actions and strategies currently being practiced globally.

  2. To allow citizens to engage in public discussions without prejudice, censorship, and provide a platform for free speech.

  3. To instill the values of propagating factual information and refuse/avoid to be an online victim of infodemic.

Panelists include:

  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe,   Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Jesus Lau,  Professor at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico.
  • Zarah Gagatiga, Head Librarian, Beacon Academy, Philippines.
  • Edson Tandoc,  Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Places are limited at this event, so we would encourage you to book your place now!

We highlighted some other events that have been organised for this week in a previous blog post here.

If you’re organising an event, we’d love to hear about it and would be happy to promote it here. Contact us at

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