From all over the Philippines

10,000 Individuals And Communities

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The Media Civics Lab is a hyperlocalized, multi-stakeholder approach to equipping young leaders, underprivileged individuals, women, teachers, government officials, PWDs, and every key stakeholder with crucial fact-checking and media literacy and information skills and resources in a bid to become good ambassadors online and create a localized media education training in their respective communities.

Amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the world faces an “infodemic” or information pandemic. This calls for a more calibrated response to critical thinking on a grassroots level. Engaging the Philippine youth who will champion media and information literacy (MIL) has never been this important.

The program adopts a blended approach to learning through self-paced courses, reading lists, seminar workshops, offline training, and many other learning interventions.


Learning Resource for Media Literacy and Awareness

The Media Civics Lab aims to develop a comprehensive media literacy and awareness curriculum for Filipinos in an accessible online portal, gathering insights from journalists, media practitioners, and civil society organizations.
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Comprehensive Online Training

Starting from the Global Media Information and Literacy (MIL) Week 2020 until December 3, 2020 (YSEALI Annual Anniversary), 100 SK leaders will undergo a comprehensive online training on media literacy and awareness.
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Seminar-Workshop Series

The Seminar-Workshop series aims to equip Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and other emerging community youth leaders all over the country with crucial responsible digital citizenship skills and groom them to become the next breed of media literacy and awareness champions in their respective communities.
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Grants Competition and Community Mobilization

The program aims to support small-scale, localised media literacy projects through a policy-making competition. The winners of this competition will receive official offline toolkit versions and exclusive weekly mentoring from a network of experts.
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Applicants must be:

  • 18 years old and above
  • holds a position in their locality/community either as an elected SK youth official or leader of a youth organization in the community
  • is not affiliated with any individual/organization that deliberately promotes fake news
  • must be available to attend at least 3 sessions of Media Civics Lab


October 25 - December 12 Media Civics Lab Open Training

In this phase, a series of weekly webinars and daily classes will be conducted. The target audience for these webinars and classes are emerging community youth leaders from all over the country. The goal of this training is to create content for the online literacy toolkit and conduct webinars that gather the best experts in the media and literacy field to involve the public in the media literacy conversation.

February 27-April 24 Media Civics Lab Seminar-Workshop Series

This seminar-workshop series aims to equip Sangguniang Kabataan and other emerging community youth leaders with crucial responsible digital citizenship and critical thinking skills and resources to develop the next breed of media and information literacy (MIL) champions in different parts of the country.

June 1-30
Small Grants Competition

The winners of this competition will receive official grants given by the Media Civics Lab.

July 1-August 20
Local Project Implementation

In this phase, the grants’ winners will implement the Local Media Literacy Projects under their respective communities.



If you’re an SK official with a desire to learn more about media literacy, awareness, and responsible digital citizenship, and is willing to undergo an online training to become an ambassador of Media Civics Lab and bring your learnings in your own community, sign up now in the form below!


Responsible Digital Citizenship

The big shift in the media landscape has forced us to adapt to the digital world. And with almost all conversations moving to digital, every citizen must learn the responsibilities attached to bringing their identities and footprint online.
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Media Literacy

What is the current media landscape? What are the current challenges in navigating through this new landscape? What are the most pressing changes that we need to learn in order to rise up to the needs of modern media?
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Fake News and Disinformation

The rise of information pandemic, also called as "infodemic", has never been this rampant. But fake news doesn't only threaten and undermine democratic principles, it also challenges institutions and the foundations they are built on. How can we help fight this 'new pandemic'?
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Discernment and Empowerment

What does it take to live in a participatory culture where people are empowered to make rational opinions and have access to media anytime, anywhere? How are people able to achieve empowerment and discernment in the modern times?
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