The book is the first publication of the UNESCO-UNAOC Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Global Network of Universities (MILID). This initiative is one of the direct outcomes of the First UNAOC Forum (Madrid 2008), when several universities approached the UNAOC for support towards the creation of a Global network of universities focusing on Media Literacy.
NORDICOM in partnership with UNAOC and UNESCO published the first MILID Yearbook. The publication features articles by scholars from eight universities collaborating on the UNESCO-UNAOC Global Cooperation Program on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. It also features articles on media and information literacy from across the world.
The new book highlights some of the work that the eight universities
• The Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
• Cairo University, Egypt
• Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
• Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
• The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Queensland University of Technology, Australia
• University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
• Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
of the UNESCO-UNAOC UNITWIN on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue are currently developing.
The book presents an update on the status of Media and Information Literacy across the world, highlighting in particular initiatives from Ethiopia, Philippines, East Asia, Morocco, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, European Union, Argentina, Brazil, and Japan.
In addition, the book provides a Summary of UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers. The curriculum will be published as an interactive text in the upcoming months at the UNAOC-UNESCO Clearinghouse and Media and Information Literacy. The book can be downloaded here: