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A Forum and Virtual Exhibition on Media and Information Literacy
Event Date: 
Fri, 2022/03/18
Online (Dubai)

The Media and Information Literacy Forum and exhibition will incorporate the three fundamental principles of the Dubai Expo 2020 – innovation, collaboration, and inspiration. Broadly, the initiative will address how media and information literacy is crucial to tackling disinformation and misinformation and the attendant impact on development, democratic governance, and peace. The event will primarily underscore how media and information literacy can enable teachers and youth to capitalize on the learning, social engagement, and creativity offered by the exponential growth of information and digital technologies and the explosion of new forms of media. It will foreground the increased ‘mobility’ of information, media, and technology – connecting nations.


Theme: Media and Information Literacy: Building Resilience for the Futures of Learning


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Opening Statement: Mr Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO


Moderator: Mr Alton Grizzle, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO



  • Ms Estrella Luna Muñoz, Media Arts and ICT Project Manager, Trainer, Education Programs Coordinator, Mexico (Youth representative)
  • Ms Mariana Lameiras, Senior Academic Fellow UNU-EGOV, Researcher CSRC-University of Minho, Portugal
  • Mr Santiago Tejedor, Editor, Revista Anàlisi, Director, Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Ms Cristina Pulido Rodriguez, Professor, Department of Journalism and Communications Studies, Spain
  • Ms Drissia Chouit, Professor, Moulay Ismail University, Member, UNESCO-UNAOC-MILID International University Network, Morocco
  • Mr Samy Tayie, Professor, University of Cairo, Member of UNITWIN UNESCO- UNAOC Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, Egypt
  • Mr Jun Sakamoto, Professor, Faculty of Lifelong learning and Career studies, Hosei University, Japan
  • Ms Kyoko Murakami, Lecturer, Hosei University, Member of the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network of UNESCO, Japan