Media Literacy for all
Being media literate means being able to critically understand and evaluate media content and to responsibly and safely use digital media services. Media literacy helps us engage with others in the public sphere, using the creative and participatory potential that new technologies and services can offer. Nowadays, it also includes understanding how data is used and how algorithms and all can influence media production and choices. The importance of community media in supporting the formation of an ‘informed citizenry’ is well recognized by the Council of Europe.
© Council of Europe, February 2020 - Martina Chapman, Nadia Bellardi, Helmut Peissl