Youth, self, other: A study of Ibdaa’s digital media practices in the West Bank, Palestine

By Sanjay Asthana, Middle Tennessee State University, USA While research on youth media offers persuasive arguments about what young people are doing with information and communication technologies (ICTs), a significant absence from the literature pertains to the general neglect of Palestinian youth engagements with inexpensive ICTs and digital media forms. Despite a few perceptive analyses, several studies ignore the role of popular culture in Palestinian refugee life-worlds. This article explores how Palestinian youth living in a refugee… [more]

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Young People in the Media (The Gambia)

Young People in the Media (YPM) in collaboration with UNICEF and the Department of Information Services (DOIS) on Monday commenced a two-day refresher training workshop on communication skills for adolescents with the theme, ‘Effective Communication: A tool for adolescent, empowerment and development’. In her opening remarks, the Social Secretary of YPM, Marie Jeng, said the training was geared towards empowering adolescents with the communication tools that would enable them to effectively disseminate key messages to the public through… [more]

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The framework of Media Education and Media Criticism in the Contemporary World: The opinion of International Experts

Dr. Alexander Fedorov is Deputy Director for Science of Anton Chekhov Taganrog Institute at the Rostov State University of Economics (Russia) ( ( Dr. Anastasia Levitskaya is Lecturer in the Department of Humanities at Institute of Management and Economics in Taganrog (Russia) ( ( The article analyzes the results of the international survey «Synthesis of Media Literacy Education and Media Criticism in the Modern World», conducted… [more]

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The MICE comes back again in its third year, and it comes full of innovating proposals, more consolidated, and with more quality than ever. Infantil Cinema grows up. Mostra Internacional de Cinema Educatiu, MICE’s third edition, organized by the cultural association Jordi el Mussol, comes this year with more energy than ever. Spring arrives making flowers grow up from the trees and it is because after two years building smiles in people’s faces, the MICE keeps promoting audiovisual and comunicative material to education, but always… [more]

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Media & Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Course, Abuja, Nigeria

MEDIA & INFORMATION LITERACY AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE COURSE (FEBRUARY 2015) While AFRICMIL has engaged students, youth and citizens overs the years on the impact and benefits of MIL, this is the first structured attempt to engage the MIL drivers in Nigeria. Last year, with the support of Holyhill Relief Foundation which runs a Volunteer Teachers project in secondary schools in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, AFRICMIL started discussion with two schools: Model Secondary School and Junior (Model) Secondary School in the Maitama District… [more]

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Delimiting Moral and Ethical Behavior in a Limitless Age

Remember who you are, where you’re from, and what you represent.” Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck wrote a version of this directive into the lyrics of their musical production The Real Ambassadors. Fans of the Arsenal Football Club attribute the quote to legendary midfielder David Rocastle. Alumnae of Camp Crestridge for Girls remember founding director Miss Arvine Bell offering this reminder every time they passed through the camp gates.

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The 10th Summit (ENDLESS YOUTH MEDIA CREATIVITY) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia (July 27th to August 7th 2015). The Summit will be focused on intercultural, innovative and interactive educational technologies, media and information literacy and the development of film, TV, radio and Internet tools for communication, cooperation and positive change in society. Our goal is to work on Media like tool for Conflict Resolution, to include as many young people as possible from the Western Balkans Region (especially from marginalized groups of young… [more]

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Danube Peace Boat

Knowledge and Education has zero value without IMPLEMENTATION! Share, Develop and Implement your knowledge, convert it in ACTION! Danube Peace Boat E.U.R.O.P.E. Project INTERNATIONAL, INTERCULTURAL, INTERACTIVE, INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE Traveling Festival, New International Media Pedagogy School and Training-Workshop on the Floating Classroom, European Understanding, Rapid Action (RapTION) in providing Opportunity for everybody to participate in development of the Intercultural Pedagogy and New, Digital, Multimedia Education! Our project has… [more]

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The Need for Introducing Media Education in our School Curriculum

A Paper Presented at the 2nd Catholic Media Summit on Education Held in Abuja, Nigeria, from the 28th to the 31st of October 2014 by Rev. Fr. Kuha INDYER, CSSp, Introduction All over the world, there is a growing need that media education be included in the school curriculum. Against this background, Australia has been the first country where media education has been made mandatory and part of schooling from kindergarten through twelfth grade (Quin and McMahon, 2001). In Asia, the Philippines has been the first country to integrate media… [more]

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Call for Papers: MILID Journal on Media Literacy and Social Inclusion

Scientific MILID Journal invites the academic community to submit papers that contribute to the use of the media and education objectives for social inclusion. This first issue of the journal receives articles that address the development of teaching methodologies to enhance the participation of socially disadvantaged groups in broadcasting, the use of new technologies and adult education. The MILID Journal is published jointly by the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain,… [more]

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