The V Congress on Literacy, Media and Citizenship is a national initiative which main objective is to promote media literacy.
It will take place on May 3 and 4, 2019 in the portuguese city of Aveiro (namely in the University of Aveiro).
Already in its fifth edition, this year the initiative will focus on the trilogy "Technology, Disinformation and Ethics" and, as usual, is promoted by GILM - an Informal Working Group on Media Literacy.
As in previous years, they are expected to participate different stakeholders, namely researchers, professionals from different areas of communication and education, members of projects that dedicate to develop the mission of contributing to better levels of media literacy of thecitizens.
Among the planned sessions, we highlight on the first day (May 3) the inaugural presentation that will be developed by Mário Figueiredo, a Portuguese researcher highlighted in 2018 in the Clarivate Analytics list (which lists the most cited researchers worldwide). This researcher is professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.
The journalist and news verification specialist in digital media (and founder of Dig Deeper Media and co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom) Fergus Bell will be in charge of the opening session of the second day (May 4) of the event.
Founded in 2009, the working group responsible for the promotion of this event is currently composed of a total of 11 public institutions nationwide, which have developed this cooperation in order to contribute to assure that media literacy turns in a real policy at the national level.
The congresses have been decisive moments for media literacy debate, as they call for the participation of different social agents with competence to participate in the development of the area.
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