This is second edition of the Media Literacy Index –
hence, index 2018 – scoring and ranking 35 countries
in Europe according to their potential to withstand the
‘post-truth’ and its negative consequence. The main assumption
is that indicators for media freedom, quality
of education, interpersonal trust and e-participation
can serve as predictors to the level of resilience of a
society to fake news, post-truth and related phenomenon.
The concept of media literacy is employed to
gauge the potential for resilience to the negative effects
of diminishing public trust, severely polarized
politics, and fragmented media, among others.
In addition to the index immediate results, this report
also offers a brief look into the nature of the post-truth
phenomena and fake news and suggestions how they
can be tackled, deliberating on different approaches.
- : http://osi.bg/downloads/File/2018/MediaLiteracyIndex2018_publishENG.pdf
- : Marin Lessenski
- : Open Society Institute – Sofia