GAPMIL Receiving Nominations for its 2017 Global Media and International Literacy Awards


milweek17_gapmil_logoThe Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 edition of its Global Media and International Literacy Awards.

The awards will recognise information/library, media and technology specialists; educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in an innovative way in their work and related activities on a local or global level.

The awards will honour individuals and organisations that demonstrate excellence, leadership, significant work and contributions in the field of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) from five sectors: Education, Research, Policy, Advocacy, Media and Communication/Information Industries.

The 2017 Awards ceremony is being organised by GAPMIL and the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID) with the support of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and the University of the West Indies.

Nominations should describe how the nominee’s work and activities impact specific groups or society at large; how the nominee’s practices influence or could influence the Media and Information Literacy field at large, in a local or global context; and provide links to pictures, video clips or testimonials and any other published content (if appropriate) produced by the nominee.

Formal and non-formal approaches are welcome in the information/library, media, communication and education sectors, and in relevant practices in each subject.

The work of the award winners may be related to or illustrate the application and exploration of MIL in one or more of the following fields: Health, Education, Entertainment, Human Rights, Poverty Reduction, Finance, Peacemaking, Creativity, Migration, Environment, and Cultural Diversity which are central tenets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2017 Global MIL Awards reflect specific areas of expertise or advocacy. Nominees are expected to be champions and promoters of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in connection with one or more of the following areas: cultural, ethnic and gender equality; diversity and pluralism; tolerance, peace and efforts aimed at countering hate; intercultural/interreligious dialogue and equality; freedom of expression, access to or right to information; privacy; or international cooperation on MIL.

In addition, nominees should be supporters of critical, constructive spaces for knowledge sharing, research and debate. This list is not exhaustive as other areas will be considered. Work in any area/sector can be recognized, as long as the activities reflect integration of media and information literacy concepts, including intercultural dialogue, in education, research, policy, advocacy and the communication and information industries (including cultural industries).

Nominations should be submitted here.

Detailed information on the awards is available here. It is advisable to read this before submitting a nomination.

The deadline for submissions is September 11, 2017. More details about the awards are available on the official website of the Global Media and Information and Literacy Week.

The sixth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is scheduled to take place from October 25 to November 1, 2017. The Global MIL Week 2017 will include local and regional activities around the world as well as its feature event, the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference. The Conference will be hosted by the University of the West Indies, and will take place from October 24 to 27, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The annual Global MIL Week activities and Conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of “MIL for all”. It also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders involved in MIL, and in print, screen-based and digital media.

The GAPMIL Awards are presented every year at the Global MIL Week Conference. Award winners will be invited to the event or connected to the event via remote participation in case they cannot attend.

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