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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 […]


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: […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Funded by the British Council and invited by the Latvian Ministry of Culture, Dr Jane Secker, chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, attended the Media Literacy conference: ‘Challenges of media literacy: from first graders to seniors, from advice webpages to politics’ at the University of Riga, Latvia on 24th April 2017. The Latvian Ministry of Culture is investing in a […]

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have launched their Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy. Their strategy aims to bring together the fields of information literacy and media literacy into a combined set of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for living and working in the 21st century. Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information […]


The fifth annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week will take place from 31 October to 5 November 2016. The theme of the week is Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue, with the main aim being to share the latest research, projects and new ideas from a diverse range of stakeholders.  More information on the theme and sub-themes is available […]

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has been working hard for the past few years alongside media and information professionals to develop frameworks for media and information literacy (MIL), and they are a fascinating organisation to work with. The CILIP Information Literacy Group and its CoPILOT sub-group were lucky enough to be involved with developing the MIL […]

Back in May, the first European Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Forum was held in Paris, at the Headquarters of UNESCO. At this Forum, the Paris Declaration on MIL was adopted. Please visit UNESCO’s website for more information. Participants have until Thursday 10th July to comment on the Declaration. After this date, it will become official.