In light of European Commission's ‘European Media Literacy Week’ and other similar global and national initiatives, Media and Information Literacy Days in BiH - a campaign taking place between 24-31 October 2021 was launched by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the support of the Council of Europe and other partners in the field.
The campaign aims to underline the relevance and importance of media and information literacy in the society. In addition, the campaign strives to promote ongoing initiatives and projects related to media and information literacy and encourage future initiatives in the field. Furthermore, this initiative pays special attention to the resources created and developed by various stakeholders in BIH, hence raising awareness and serving as a panel for exchange of ideas among key actors engaged in the field. The slogan of this year's Campaign stands as ‘Opportunities and Risks in the Digital Environment’, and one of its first activities was the Media and Information Literacy Fair.
During today’s webinar session, the most relevant informative and educational materials and resources, which contribute towards boosting media literacy knowledge among different groups of citizens, including but not limited to children, young adults, parents, and teachers, were presented at the Fair, including a website that will be used for publishing of the abovementioned and many other media and information literacy resources and a serious of research papers and studies in the field. The event was attended by 31 participants, including CRA’s licensees, audio-visual media services and radio services providers, relevant media actors and key stakeholders concerned with and involved in the field of media and information literacy.
The webinar was organised with the support of the Council of Europe and its action Media and information literacy: for human rights and more democracy, within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-2021. Action Plan level funding is provided by Luxembourg and Norway.