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In July 2021, the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited Online Media Literacy Strategy. This is a significant development, as it is the first time that the UK Government has set out a strategic framework that addresses the know-how that people need to make sense of the online media world. It is also the first […]

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CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a public programme of support for […]

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Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. What do a pub landlord, a student and a librarian have in common?  No, this isn’t the start of a joke, they all attended the same workshop recently with Sense about Science.  A couple of months […]

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 […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Places are limited at each event, so we would encourage you to book your place now! Event 1: Information Literacy in the UK: Past and Future Date: Wednesday 28th October, 11am-12 noon (GMT). Location: […]

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Ofcom’s Making Sense of Media Network is holding a virtual event on Friday 30 October, 10 – 11am, on “News: consumption, engagement, and misinformation”. This event takes place during UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy week. The Network will present key findings from their recent research on news consumption and attitudes, both more broadly and in the context of Covid-19-related misinformation. […]

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020


Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020 will this year take place from October 24th-31st. As part of the event, the Republic of Korea will host a conference on the theme Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone. Beyond the conference, UNESCO and The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) are inviting libraries around […]

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Earlier this year, Full Fact, one of the UK’s leading fact-checking bodies, in association with international partners (Africa Check in South Africa and Chequeado in Argentina) published a short report showing that media and information literacy interventions can be very effective at fostering information discernment and helping people be better equipped in the face of disinformation. The report is based […]

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IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of their popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. “With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) are keen to help share useful resources relating to information literacy in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. With this in mind, Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for ILG, has compiled an initial list of resources that we have published on a dedicated page on this site. The list includes: relevant blog posts; sources […]