From the 1990s Russian media education specialists (U.Usov, L.Bazhenova, A.Novikova, G.Polichko, A.Spitchkin, A.Sharikov, A.Fedorov and others) have joined the international media educators’ community, participating in international conferences for media education (held in France, Canada, Austria, UK, US, Brazil, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, ), publishing their works in French, American, English, Australian, US, and Norwegian journals.
Integrating Media Literacy into High School English
A number of school districts in the United States havebegun to integrate media literacy extensively into the secondary curriculum inorder to reach students aged 14 – 18. This chapter examines onecomprehensive approach to incorporating media literacy in English language artsfrom a high school in New Hampshire USA.
Empowering the Civic Engagement on the Internet: Three NGOs in the Turkish Context
As the number of Non-GovernmentalOrganizations (NGOs) is rapidly increases in Turkey, the question whether thoseorganizations actively encourage citizen online deliberation still staysunanswered. While there is extensive civil society-based deliberationonline around the world,1 there is no known research conducted onTurkish NGOs’ drawing attention to particular issues on local or national levelin the deliberative democracy framework. This […]
Education Reform as an Agent of Change: The Development of Media Education in HK in the last Decade
Media education has been around for quite some time in the West (Bazalgette et al., 1990) and started to gain acceptance in Asia (Cheung 2005), particularly in Hong Kong in the last decade from a term little known to now where there is an increasing number of schools adopting media education as part of the […]
Media Teaching in New Zealand: A Model for Success
In New Zealand, media teaching is in very good health and continues to grow, both in secondary (high) schools and in the tertiary sector. It has official recognition and support, in the secondary sector, through the inclusion of Media Studies in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), as well as the higher level of Scholarship. […]
The Political Significance of Media Literacy
Is the ability to make effective use of new and emerging communication and information technologies essential to the realization of competent citizenship? By what standards? This essay will provide a critical analysis of how social and political theorists have connected social policy to questions of democratic citizenship, and of definitions of civic competence and related debates about […]
Tears and applause as the UN comes to life for an enthusiastic Belgian audience
On 21 March UNRIC held its first screening of films about the UN. CINE-ONU is an initiative aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the work of the UN and provided an opportunity for an audience of more than one hundred enthusiastic students to visit the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels, to understand […]
“Sexual violence has been under-reported and under-prosecuted”
The plight of victims of sexual attacks during conflict has come to the fore once again when last week, the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor requested summons for two Sudanese connected with atrocities in Darfur. According to the Prosecutor, there is strong evidence pointing to the suspects’ responsibility for mass rape and other war crimes. Previously, […]
What is the difference between a football match and a European Summit?
Less than you think, says Paul Taylor of Reuters who compares covering a summit to coaching a football team………….. The world’s largest press corps is in Brussels. Some one thousand plus correspondents roam the capital of the Belgian Federation, better known for language quarrels between French speaking Walloons and Dutch speaking Flemish than international news, […]
The word is out: independence!
Security Council to decide the fate of Kosovo The UN Special Envoy for Kosovo has handed over his final proposal to the Security Council. In the report, independence is proposed as the only possible solution for the disputed Serbian province. Western countries fear that Russia will use its veto on the matter.