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Health information by right: making the case for ensuring access to reliable information

In the early months of 2020, WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus underlined that in addition to fighting a pandemic, the world also needed to reckon with an 'infodemic'. As argued by the speakers at the WLIC 2021 session on Access to health information as a human right: A global call to action and practical steps, there is an urgent need for action to ensure that every person should have access to  reliable health information and should be protected from misinformation. Read More

  • News
  • 12 January 2022

Get into Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2021

During Global Media & Information Literacy (MIL) Week, UNESCO and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) invite global stakeholders to come together to discuss and celebrate progress achieved towards MIL for all. Read More

  • News
  • 06 October 2021

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

This year’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be the first following its recognition as an official UNESCO event. Taking place online, it will focus both on the renewed understanding of the importance of MIL in resisting disinformation, and more broadly as a part of enabling everyone in… Read More

  • Events
  • 26 October 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Global MIL Week 2020 is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and… Read More

  • Events
  • 26 August 2020

How To Spot Fake News at a Time of COVID-19

One of the key parts of the response to COVID-19 has been the fight against the ‘infodemic’ – the volume of misleading information spreading around the world. With their long-standing role in promoting media and information literacy, libraries have a key potential role to play. Read More

  • News
  • 16 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

How to Spot Fake News – COVID-19 Edition

With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key part of the overall response to the pandemic, libraries have the reputation and the skills to make an important contribution. IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of our popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus… Read More

  • Publications
  • 16 April 2020