Skopje, 24 October 2023 – Starting from today, until 31 October 2023, the 2023 Media Literacy Days will be taking place under the motto: “FAST FINGER SPREADS FAKE NEWS”. The event is organized by the Media Literacy Network. In this way, our country is joining in the UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.
At today’s Conference dedicated to “Media Literacy in Digital Spaces,” Agency Director Zoran Trajchevski underlined that “the motto of the Media Literacy Days reflects what we will be doing during this period: we will be reminding, persistently and again, that what we do not do in reality, we must not do in virtual reality either. In the digital spaces we have the same human rights, our rights’ boundaries are the spot where the rights of others begin, and it is more than necessary to understand and accept how important and necessary media literacy is in the field of education.”
The Conference included two panel discussions and a workshop. The first panel, organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation as part of the “Western Balkans Anti-Disinformation Hub” project, was dedicated to building social resilience against the harmful effects of disinformation, while the second one, organized by MIM and IREX, within the frameworks of the USAID’s Media Literacy Project titled “YouThink,” was about the influence of the digital world on children and young people. The workshop titled “Through the Digital – New Challenges for Media Literacy?” was organized by the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, which provided the participation of an expert through the IPA Twinning Project for “Enhancing the Capacities of AVMS and the MRT”.
For the purposes of the Media Literacy Days 2023, a video and audio spots were created in Macedonian, Albanian and in English. The videos are already being aired on the media, with the aim of informing a larger number of citizens about the media literacy events.
You can find more information about the events that will be held live, in a hybrid form or online, and about the media content that will be presented during the Media Literacy Days, on the websites mediumskapismenost.mk and avmu.mk, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Media Literacy Network’s Youtube channel.