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.


Learning Resource for Media Literacy and Awareness

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

Comprehensive Online Training

Comprehensive live masterclasses on chosen media literacy topics delivered by top-caliber experts from the media and several non-goverment organizations.

Seminar-Workshop Series

The Seminar-Workshop series aims to conduct hands-on workshops through reading assignments, interactive game activities, live classes with experts, and Zoom sessions delivered by media and non-government organizations working in the media field.

Competitions and Community Mobilization

On top of enabling digital literacy trainers, the Media Civics Lab program aims to roll-out grants to promising media and information literacy (MIL) projects with high-potential impact in the grassroots. We also have other competitions such as Live Vlogging, Filmmaking, and Spoof Ads Competition.


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



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!


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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