Association for Career Development and Training completed the project “MEDIA LITERACY FOR CIVIL JOURNALISM”.
The boom of new media technologies gave birth to the phenomenon of “citizen journalism”, which has become an integral part of modern societies. Today, ordinary people not only comment on publications and content, but also provide resources and information beyond the reach of the official media.
New media are changing the way citizens connect with governments and state institutions. Citizen journalism is a great opportunity for citizens to actively participate in political debate and democratic processes. Media literacy is a set of skills that enable citizens to create and disseminate media messages to demonstrate an understanding of the specific qualities of each media and to participate as active citizens in public debate. Media literacy is a prerequisite for unleashing the potential of citizen journalism.
An online media literacy course has been developed and is available in the google classroom:
On October 22-23, 2020, we conducted a training at the Aleko Konstantinov Community Center, attended by over 30 librarians and activists from 20 community centers in Plovdiv and the region.
We eцstablished clubs for civil journalism at the Community Center “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” in Banya, Karlovo Municipality, Community Center “Aleko Konstantinov – 1956” in Plovdiv and the City Library “St. Paisii Hilendarski ”in Asenovgrad Active members of the community centers will participate in the clubs and publications will be made on current topics of the community.
The project is implemented with the financial support of 9588 euro granted by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main goal of the project is to promote media literacy and civic education.