The Council of Europe is currently conducting a survey that is looking for examples of activities and projects that promote media and information literacy (MIL) skills linked to quality journalism. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, are encouraging those of you who know of, or are responsible for, such projects to respond to the survey if you can, as the output […]



Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on Emerging directions for IL research, which took place on October 29th in London as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.         Global MIL Week was marked in London with a seminar at UCL on 29 […]

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Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on “Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership”, which took place on October 31st in Aberdeen as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week. Additional reports on the ILG’s other […]



This week is Global Media and Information Literacy Week! The annual Global MIL Week activities and the feature conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of “MIL for all”. Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders […]



The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a statement on fake news. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is deeply concerned about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and in particular the policy responses that aim to address it. This statement contains recommendations to governments and libraries, and will be accompanied by a toolkit […]

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An interim report on disinformation and fake news by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee was published on July 24th, 2018. Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has provided his initial reflections on the report’s relevance to the digital literacy agenda in an InformAll blog post, which he has kindly given […]

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A Call for Papers has been issued for the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2018 Feature Conference and Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook 2018. The conference will be held on 24-25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania, as part of Global MIL Week (24 to 31 October). The theme of this year’s conference is “Media and Information Literate Cities: […]



In January 2018, the European Commission set up a high-level group of experts to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with other expert members of the EU High Level Group on Fake News and Disinformation, subsequently delivered on March 12th, 2018 a report on fake news and online disinformation, […]

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The sixth annual Global Media and Information Literacy week gets underway this week, from Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday, 1 November.   The Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week is led by UNESCO in cooperation with Global Alliance on Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy, UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network. The […]

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The feature conference for this year’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place in Jamaica from 24th to 27th October. The theme is “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments”. The call for papers is now open, with a submission deadline of 15th July. Global MIL Week takes place from 25th October to 1st […]