Media literacy in the post-truth era – surviving in a world of fake news and misinformation

EUROPCOM 2017

9-10 November 2017

European Committee of the Regions | 101 rue Belliard – B-1040 Brussels

EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications, Tom Law, will be taking part in a panel discussion on on “Media literacy in the post-truth era – surviving in a world of fake news and misinformation” in the Committee of the Regions on 10 November from 9.15 to 10.45 at the 8th European Public Communication Conference.

You can register for EuroPCom here: www.cor.europa.eu/europcom.

“Media literacy in the post-truth era – surviving in the world of fake news and misinformation

Media literacy is the doorway to a meaningful participation in our media-driven societies. When we swim in a sea of information every day, we need to be able to discriminate between relevant and obsolete information, between true and false news, advertising or just plain fiction. Against the backdrop of political and societal turbulences in Europe, having the capacity to access, understand critically and interact with the media, has never been as important as now. So how do we survive in a world of fake news and misinformation? And what can be done to encourage better media literacy?”


Ethical Journalism Network Resources on Media Literacy

EJN Report on Challenges for Journalism in the post-truth era

Ethical Journalism Network News and Activities on Media Literacy