Welcome to the Media and Information Literacy Alliance (MILA)
Helping people be happier, healthier and safer online
What is Media and Information Literacy (MIL)?
Media and Information Literacy refers to the skills, competencies and confidence that people need in order to make informed judgements as users of information and media, as well as to become skilful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right.
MILA has endorsed the definitions and concepts set out by UNESCO in their Media and Information Literacy programme.
Why does MIL matter?
In today’s increasingly connected world, we are surrounded by information, all the time. We need to be able to make informed choices about the information we find and use so that we can avoid the risk of sharing fake news and misinformation and so that we can help each other to achieve more.
Good MIL enables people to:
· Be empowered
· Be informed
· Be connected
· Be healthier
· Be socially conscious
Who are we?
We are a cross-sector group with a common belief in the power of Media and Information Literacy to help people be happier, healthier, safer and more informed in their online lives.
MILA has been founded by a group of partners including the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Information Literacy Group (ILG) to promote Media and Information Literacy in the UK as a fundamental building block for a healthy, inclusive and democratic society.
Get in touch
If you would like to be informed about MILA’s work, or you have something to offer our community, please tell us about yourself: