Second Greek Media, Information & News Literacy Week 2018

It is a great pleasure to inform you that MEDIA LITERACY INSTITUTE and its Newsroom Journalists About Journalism organize the 2nd nation-wide Greek Media, Information & News Literacy Week on 19-26 November 2018 in collaboration with the Peace Journalism Lab at the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The Week promotes the importance of MIL today, in the framework of formal, informal and lifelong learning, and focuses on information and misinformation issues, which are critical to defending democratic values and improving our daily lives. The aim is to familiarize readers of all ages with basic principles and concepts so that they can judge and control the online and printed content they read, reproduce or create, as well as the content they share in social networking applications, media and on all kinds of popular communication platforms.

Events during the week: online information campaign, radio spots on local radio stations across the country, videos, reportage, online publications, hands-on workshops in Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as an international one-day conference on “Information and disinformation in southeastern Europe” in Thessaloniki.

Workshops in Athens:

19 / 11

  • Screening Media Literacies (Irene Andriopoulou, EKOME Educational Programs)
  • Propaganda and the Internet: Guidelines for Effective Online Propaganda (Stamatis Poulakidakos, University of Athens, Instructor at the Laboratory of the Department of Communication & Media, Kapodistrian University)
  • Media Literacy: The Need of the 21st Century (Katerina Chryssanthopoulou, Cognitive Scientist, Managing Partner at MLI, PhD Student of Media Literacy at AUTh)

20 / 11

  • Introduction to Data Journalism (Florens Tselai, Data Scientist)
  • Our social media image (Maria Kozakou, Journalist, Social Media Expert)
  • Misinformation as part of Russia’s military doctrine (Dimitris Triantafyllidis, Journalist, Russian History and Politics Expert)

All workshops will take place at the Serafeion Cultural Center of the City of Athens, hosted in the framework of the Athens World Book Capital 2018.


This year our Media & Information Literacy Week focuses on information and misinformationissues that are critical to defending democratic values and improving our daily lives. In this framework we organize:

Panel in Thessaloniki: “Disinformation and Addressing Propaganda in South Eastern Europe” with participants from Greek and international organizations.

The second cycle of the Institute’s Open Workshop in Thessaloniki: “News: What and how we “believe”: the importance of news literacy for Democracy” (Dr. Christos Fragonikolopoulos, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Media (AUTh), Director of Peace Journalism Lab, Dr. Nikos Panagiotou, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Media (AUTh), Scientific Adviser at MLI & JAJ)

The week brings together many experts in the field from Greece and Europe and is supported by communication sponsor KATHIMERINI newspaper, as well as Athens 9.84 Radio, Fm100-TV100 Municipal Information and Communication Center at Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki Journalists’ Association (ESIEMTH).

This initiative is part of the Institute’s vision for “MIL literate” societies, through the creation of online content, research journalism, capacity building, skills development, campaigns, curriculum development and guidelines, seminars and workshops, networking and public discussions, as well as partnerships with domestic and international organizations

See the 1st week of 2017 here.

Keep up to date on the week’s events at (newsroom),, KATHIMERINI newspaper, and


MEDIA LITERACY INSTITUTEpromotes the concepts of media, information and news literacy in formal / informal education and lifelong learning in Greece, Europe and internationally. Its aim is to familiarize Greek citizens of all ages and education levels to get educated on media literacy, to develop relevant skills, capacities and tools and to engage in related activities.

MLI supports the idea that democracy requires well-informed citizens and that Media & News Literacy is one of the most important ways of combating bias and hate rhetoric, promoting the fundamental right of citizens to consciously use traditional, modern and digital media, critical access and responsible creation of multimedia content on any kind of media (online or printed), and to develop critical assessment skills of sources, authors and objectives of any information. In this context, our Newsroom Journalism About Journalism promotes the concepts of News Literacy aimed at empowering readers to judge and control on-line and off-line content, information on social media and media applications as well as on any kind of popular communication platforms, as well as being able to distinguish news from misinformation, discriminatory content or propaganda.

The Peace Journalism Labcovers research and teaching needs in the following areas: peacekeeping journalism, the role of young people and traditional means of communication in peace-building, the role of the media in the prevention and management of crises and conflicts, the use of media the promotion of dialogue and the elimination of hate speech, discrimination, violence, intolerance, media coverage, as well as the use of media as a tool in education.



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