The Media and Information Literacy: for Human Rights and More Democracy project will make a contribution to increasing media and information literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in line with Council of Europe and international standards, in particular in regard to the media literacy-related provisions of the Recommendation CM/Rec (2018)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership.

In more concrete terms, the project has two main objectives:

  • first, strengthening BiH key MIL stakeholders’ capacity to understand and contribute to the creation; subsequent implementation; and monitoring and evaluation of a strategic, state-wide MIL framework.
  • second, increasing awareness of MIL stakeholders of the importance and complexity of MIL in the specific context of BiH; and stakeholders’ capacities to create and promote MIL content.

The objectives of the project will be met through two main components planned between 2020 and 2022, namely:

  • Strengthening knowledge, skills and capacities of the CRA to advance European standards for regulation, self-regulation and co-regulation aimed at improving the performance of and trust in the media, including as part of an overall policy and strategic framework for Media and Information Literacy in BiH.
  • Developing research and creating specific MIL content, aimed at enhancing the awareness of MIL stakeholders of the importance and complexity of MIL, in particular in the context of BiH.