#Information4PublicGood: Global Media & Information Literacy Week

An important initiative indeed

The Human Lens

This Sunday kicks off the special campaign for Global Media and Information Literacy Week, that is commemorated annually, and is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacyfor All.”

The annual event will be a week long commemoration during 24 to 31 October.

The 2021 Global Media and Information Literacy Week is hosted by South Africa and marks the 10 years anniversary since the seeds of Global Media and Information Literacy Week were planted in 2011 in Fez, Morocco.

It is a result of the United Nations Resolution that recognizes that the substantial digital divide and data inequalities that exist among different countries and within them, can be addressed in part by improving people’s competencies to seek, receive and impart information in the digital realm.

There is no doubt that wide gaps exist in access to internet and information availability in…

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