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BE MEDIA SMART COMMUNITY TRAINING PROGRAMME: A SUMMARY

Since early October, EDMO Ireland and Media Literacy Ireland have joined forces to deliver a series of webinars and training sessions to promote media literacy concepts and practices across the country, especially in relation to best practices to analyse and evaluate the information we come across daily. As part of this initiative, EDMO Ireland developed […]

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Expanding the reach of EDMO Ireland’s Workshop in a Box

The Workshop in Box, a media literacy resource developed by EDMO Ireland for the national Be Media Smart campaign, has recently got an Irish version that is available on the Media Literacy Ireland website. The translation was organized by An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), a government body linked to the Department of […]

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EDMO Ireland partners with Media Literacy Ireland to provide training, webinars and promote media literacy during the Be Media Smart Campaign.

The New Be Media Smart national campaign officially started on the 24th of October and it encourages people across Ireland to ‘Stop, Think, Check’ when they encounter information. Coordinated by Media Literacy Ireland and supported by a wide range of members, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the disinformation problem among the population and provide […]

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EDMO Ireland presents CoP analysis to ERGA subgroup

EDMO Ireland Policy Lead, Kirsty Park, alongside Stephan Mündges from the GADMO hub presented results from the first CoP Monitor report to the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) Subgroup on Countering disinformation and strengthening democracy in the digital environment. The CoP Monitor report is based on an international collaboration of 9 academics […]

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Consultation opens on the National Counter Disinformation Strategy

A public consultation has opened for the National Counter Disinformation Strategy. EDMO Ireland is an invited member of the working group that is developing the strategy. Following five months of meetings and presentations, including presentations by EDMO’s Eileen Culloty and Kirsty Park, the working group came up with a scoping paper. It identifies a range […]

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Major Platforms Disinformation Fight Under Scrutiny in new CoP Monitor Report

The biggest platforms claim they take the fight against disinformation seriously, however, the evidence they provide for this claim is lacking. That’s according to the CoP Monitor, a new report led by EDMO Ireland Policy Lead Dr Kirsty Park.  The project was coordinated by the Ireland and GADMO hubs and features contributions from the ADMO and […]

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Media Literacy training opportunities in September 2023

EDMO Ireland is pleased to partner with Media Literacy Ireland in a series of Media Literacy training workshops for community leaders, coaches, teachers and librarians. In today’s media environment, it is very important that individuals have access to good-quality information to make well-informed choices, but unfortunately, not all information has the same value, accuracy, or reliability. Therefore, […]

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EDMO Ireland and FuJo submission to the public consultation on the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course

EDMO Ireland and FuJo made a submission to the public consultation on the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course that was organized by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. The development of the DML short course has been one of the most significant achievements for media literacy education in the Irish educational system and this […]

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An Explainer: The Code of Practice on Disinformation, the Digital Services Act and Twitter

Twitter made headlines recently when it decided to exit from the EU’s Code of Practice on Disinformation. In response, European Commissioner Thierry Breton took to Twitter to caution the platform, tweeting, “You can run but you can’t hide,” in reference to the Digital Services Act (DSA). Given these developments, many may have questions about the […]

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EDMO Ireland partners speak at event on Disinformation and its Implications for Security and Defence

On Wednesday, Disinformation and its Implications for Security and Defence was co-hosted by the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), an international affairs think tank, and the Belgian Embassy, as a national contact point for NATO. Ireland is not a member of NATO, but does cooperate with the alliance. In such countries, the embassy […]