In her lecture "Women Shaping Women, One Image at a Time", Dr. Jayne Cubbage discusses stereotypes of black women in media and presents media literacy as a key solution.
Do we need new new teaching pedagogies nowadays with the emergence of different social platforms?
Dr. Claudia Kozman gave a lecture on deconstructing extreme and radical messages in the Digital Age with reference to framing theories.
"Security in the Digital Age" hosted activism and digital security experts to discuss the security issues that faces human rights activists during war and conflict.
Dr. Moses Shumow speaks about what is it like to have powerful media owners. Dr. Shumow also discusses the impact of politics on media and vice versa.
Dr. Hobbs showed participants how to recognize the techniques of propaganda and invited faculty participants to fight negative propaganda through education, specifically media and digital literacy education.
Dr. Henry Jenkins and Dr. Sangita Shresthova explored specific promises and challenges through a case study of American Muslim youth networks that confront the often harsh political climate of Post-9/11 America.
Dr. Jad Melki opened the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB) 2016 with a lecture about media literacy and the missions and goals of MDLAB.
How is the internet governed and regulated by governments, private sectors, and civil society and how this shapes the evolution and use of the Internet?
How is ISIS communicating with the world ? What tools is it using to spread its ideology?
MDLAB aims to develop media and digital literacy education in the region by providing the needed training, curricular material and resources, and motivating faculty, students, journalists and activists to transfer what they learned to their institutions. So far, MDLAB has succeeded in introducing media and digital literacy to 40 Arab universities and schools in 12 Arab countries. The academy works on developing MDL curriculum that includes modules and training manuals including course plans, multimedia, and case studies.
MDLAB runs each year an intensive summer academy that bring together academics, students, journalists and activists to learn, train, network and socialize on all matters related to media and digital literacy.
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This program is funded by the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.
The program is also funded by DAAD the German Academic Exchange Service