Media literacy – our capacity to access, have a critical understanding of and interact with the media has never been as important as it is today. So what is the EU doing to encourage improved media literacy? This study examines measures being taken across the European Union to foster our critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media.
Amid the slowing economy and uncertain job market, many Singaporeans have said they are unsure of where to start looking for opportunities in several growth industries. To that end, TODAY has launched an eight-part weekly series that looks at the openings available, the prospects and how workers can equip themselves with the skills for these positions. In the previous instalments, we looked at the logistics, food manufacturing, hotel and early childhood industries.
This week, in the fifth part of the series, we focus on the fast-growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which has generated numerous jobs and seen many mid-career entrants — both young and old — successfully making the switch, and proving that age and a lack of familiarity with ICT are no significant barriers.
The EU Media Literacy Expert Group met in Brussels in November to discuss innovations in Media Literacy. IREX Europe’s Deputy Director Flora Graioni was invited to attend. (@EU_MedLit, @MediaEu, #EUML16). 90 participants from 28 Member States, 4 candidate countries, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and 20 European media professional associations and civil society networks attended. More information about the group can be found here, as well as most of the presentations shown during the meeting. One of the meeting’s highlights was when Facebook and Google representatives were questioned on how they will react to allegations that their social media sites are increasingly sources of misinformation with real potential to affect the democratic future of States.
As the digital media and advertising industry becomes more complex, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Google and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) are launching a new program for junior media agency staffers.
THERE are indications that Nigeria may, very soon, have first Information and Communications Technology, ICT University in the country, to underscore the rapid growth and pervasive diversified business culture technology has engendered in the nation.