On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) and the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020, UNESCO organizes a webinar about youth's crucial role in implementing access to information policies and Media and Information Literacy (MIL) policies and strategies in South East Europe. To ensure that the youth fulfils this role, in particular in times of the covid-19 pandemic, their empowerment to think critically about the information they receive and awareness about their 'right to know' is of critical importance, not only for their development as citizens but also for their country's democratic future.
Registration link: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OSVHhCFzSDeTmidv7mETHw
2 key outcomes of the webinar are to generate recommendations as to:
1) what are some of the issues that should be considered in an action plan for youth involvement in the articulation, implementation, monitoring of ATI laws;
2) how can MIL be integrated as a viable awareness-raising intervention to enhance the design and implementation of ATI policies.
1. Mr Sinisa Šešum, Head of UNESCO Sarajevo Office
2. Representative from the EU
Moderator: Mr Borislav Vukojević, MIL Consultant for South East Europe, UNESCO Sarajevo Office
· Mr Anis Krivić, Minister for Education, Science and Youth of Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Dr. sci. Lejla Turčilo, Professor at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Ms Alma Fejzić, Centre for Development of Youth Activism (CROA), Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Mr Stefan Janjić, FakeNewsTragač, Serbia
· Mr Altin Hazizaj, Child Rights Centre Albania (CRCA), Albania
· Ms Emina Adilovic, Information Expert at the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Mr Uglješa Vuković, Transparency International, Bosnia and Herzegovina