European Commission - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology

07/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/04/2020 18:07

Connect University Online Session on 'Media literacy in the digital age'

The global dependence on online connectivity during the crisis highlights the central role of media literacy and digital literacy in contemporary societies. This Connect University online session discusses the following questions:

  • How can our societies become better informed? What tools do we have to guarantee the trustworthiness of information available for the Europeans?
  • How can EU citizens become more resilient against disinformation and its temptations to make quick, possibly irrational conclusions?
  • What has media literacy learned from COVID19 crisis? How to retain that wisdom?
  • What are the next steps for media literacy, building on this experience, from the angles of academia, media literacy practitioners, member states, fact checkers?

The audience will have the opportunity to hear examples about ongoing media literacy projects funded by the EU.


Moderator: Anni Hellman, deputy Head of Unit, Unit Media Convergence and Social Media


  • Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor New Sorbonne University (Paris 3) and member of the recent High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation
  • Mikko Salo, Founder of the Finnish fact checking organisation Faktabaari and member of the recent High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation
  • Agnieszka Ostrowska, Start2Think ML project CSM, Poland
  • Robert Tomljenovic, Vice-President of Electronic Media Council and member of the Media Literacy Expert Group

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You can join us live or watch the web streaming, comment and ask questions by accessing using the code #medialiteracy