Monday, June 19, 2017

CFP: 7th Annual Global Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) - Jamaica October 2017

UNESCO and The University of the West Indies, Mona will host the 7th Annual Global Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference on October 24 27, 2017 at the Jamaica Conference Centre under the theme “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments”.

The INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS for the upcoming Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2017 is now open until 20 JUNE 2017.

All proposals should be submitted via the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM at:

A diverse scientific committee will evaluate and select papers and presentations based on relevance to the themes outlined as below:

 *   MIL as a defense against misinformation, fake news, propaganda and manipulation in post-truth era
 *   Better Internet experiences: opportunities for learning, engagement, and advocacy; respect for privacy, cyber security and safety
 *   Understanding the potential of media and libraries to support MIL
 *   MIL for journalists’ safety, freedom of expression and to build trust in journalism
 *   Resetting MIL in the present information and media landscape
 *   MIL and the different actors of information environments and situations of learning (formal and non-formal MIL education)
 *   MIL augmenting freedom of information
 *   Enlisting MIL as a tool for gender equality and advocacy in information environments
 *   Transparency and open Internet governance as part of MIL development
 *   MIL for social inclusion, growth and development (gender, ethnicity, religion, and capabilities)
 *   MIL in media policies enabling diversity and pluralism.
 *   MIL within the Caribbean
 *   MIL, and music as a medium of communciation
 *   Stimulating critical civic engagement in democracy through MIL empowerment
 *   MIL revolutionizing the learning process
 *   Incorporating MIL in education policies and other social policies and programmes
 *   MIL in the workplace
 *   Intercultural and religious dialogue through MIL
 *   MIL and disaster risk reduction and management
 *   MIL as platform supporting production and distribution of youth media
 *   MIL cities

The authors of selected papers and presentations are invited to present at the GLOBAL MIL WEEK 2017 FEATURE CONFERENCE IN JAMAICA.

More details are available in the below NEWS ARTICLE: