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 develop future ambassadors online, hone a participative online community and safe online spaces, and create a localized media education training in various 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 ASEAN 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.
Learners must be:
- 18 years old and above
- is actively involved in their local community either as a youth leader of an organization or elected/appointed youth of the local government
- is not affiliated with any individual/organization that deliberately promotes fake news
- must be willing to transfer to knowledge to his/her constituents
LEARN WITH US
If you want to learn more about media and information literacy (MIL), responsible digital citizenship, critical thinking and disinformation, and positive participation, and is willing to undergo an online training to become an ambassador of Media Civics Lab and eventually bring your learnings in your own community, start learning now!