Event: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Joint actions by and for young people in Cyprus
Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy grants
The Department of Communication and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology, the Horizon 2020 European project Co-Inform, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, and the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, announced a funding program to promote a multilateral approach in addressing the problem of misinformation, as a follow-up action of the 2019 Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy conference.
As a result of the competition, the Evaluation Committee chose the following two proposals for funding: “Antibodies to MisInformation” (Open University Cyprus) and “Co-creating Media Literate Youth” (Cyprus Youth Council).
Antibodies to MisInformation
Open University Cyprus
In the “Antibodies to MisInformation” project we design, develop and apply to pilot schools a model experiential program for media education against MisInformation.
The main goal is to develop the metacognitive attitudes and skill of adolescent students of critically coping with information in digital media. We use climate change as an exemplary case study for digital misinformation, since it is a (literally and figuratively) hot subject on which a lot of both information and misinformation is available. The educational program is being designed and applied by the participating students themselves, members of the CyberSafety Youth Panel in cooperation and guidance by journalists, educators and policy makers.
This project is funded by through the Cyprus University of Technology under the “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants, by the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus. The “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grant is also supported by the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, and the Horizon 2020 Co-Inform project (#770302), the Open University of Cyprus, and other partners.
Visit the Antibodies to Misinformation project webpage and Facebook page.
Co-creating Media Literate Youth
Cyprus Youth Council