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 across civil society with crucial fact-checking and media and information literacy (MIL) 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. Now that we’re entering the post-pandemic era, 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. For 2022, we are launching the Media Civics Lab Fact-Checking Academy for Content Creators and Influencers.
Learners must be:
- 18 years old and above
- has an active social media presence
- 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!