The Ministry of Information celebrated the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL)Week 2023 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Speaking at the event, Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn said the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023 has been observed in the fourth week of October by UNESCO since 2012. Myanmar also marked the Global MIL Week starting in 2018.
It intends to review the progress in media and information understanding of all across the world, improve the news coverage condition, to honour the development in understanding of media and information literacy, and it is time to raise awareness and help global citizens become informed.
This year’s theme is: “Media and Information Literacy in Digital Spaces: A Collective Global Agenda”. All the activities will be carried out from 23 to 25 October.
He also added that it will conduct talk shows and excursions for the people especially government staff, youths, teachers, and basic education students to improve their media and information literacy.
Such doings can also help the teachers analyze the differences between misinformation, false news and true information as they train the staff and young people to become good human resources.
Moreover, all should work together in the fight against hate speech spreading online to achieve a peaceful society.
Then, the Union minister participated in a question and answer session together with the students and presented the winner.
He then observed the displayed books, journals and newspapers at the event.
During the talk show on Global MIL Week, Deputy Director Daw Myat Kyay Mon of the Media Development Department served as moderator and writer Daw Thet Thet Nwe (Thet Thet Nwe-Yangon University), Daw Wint Wint Aye (advocate), writer Khin Lay-Pyidaungsu Nelmyay discussed under various topics regarding misinformation, disinformation and spreading online hate speech, pros and cons of social media and telecommunications.
Then, Director-General Dr Thida Tin of the Media Development Department made a concluding remark. — MNA/KTZH