Remixing the Civic Imagination

This lecture discusses how to deal with entertainment media once we have the capacity to tell our own story through acquiring skills through play.

By | December 14th, 2016|Lectures|0 Comments

MIL in Schools

Ms. Mishka Mourani (IC), Ms. Lynn Sakr (Jesus & Mary), and Ms. Ghadeer Mansour (PYLARA) moderated by Lubna Maaliki (LAU) shared with us their experience in introducing media literacy in their schools. Ms. Mourani talked about MDL in IC is incorporated MDL within the curricula in the early grades and provided training to teachers and trainers by sending them to MDLAB. [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Lectures|0 Comments

Media, Youth, and Radicalization

Ms. Oubada Kasar (LAU), Ms. Nadine Mazloum (Newsroom Nomad), and Dr. Khaled Nasser (LAU) moderated by Ms. Nada Abdul Samad discussed the relation between media and youth radicalization. Ms. Oubada Kasar talked about her findings from a study about she conducted around the usage of media among youths and its connectedness to radicalization. The study exhibited the [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Lectures|0 Comments

By Any Media Necessary

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.

By | October 25th, 2016|Lectures|0 Comments

Media Literacy and MDLAB

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.

By | September 20th, 2016|Lectures|0 Comments

Internet governance

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?

By | September 16th, 2016|Lectures, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communication Design of Modern Terrorism

How is ISIS communicating with the world ? What tools is it using to spread its ideology?

By | September 14th, 2016|Lectures|0 Comments

Pre-Academy Readings

Mandatory Readings: Media Literacy and the Challenge of New Information and Communication Technologies (by Sonia Livingstone) Sowing the Seeds of Digital and Media Literacy in Lebanon and the Arab World: The Importance of a Locally Grown and Sustainable Curriculum (by Jad Melki) The State of Media Literacy (by W. James Potter) Optional Readings:  Exploring Global Perspectives on Identity, Community [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Curricula|0 Comments

Privacy, Profits, and Security

"Governments are tracking you no matter what you do!" During MDLAB 2015, Dr. Moses Shumow covered the definition of privacy and showed the difference between the concept of privacy before and after

By | October 27th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Media and Civic Activism

Building on Social media, surveillance, and privacy and Cyberactivism and and E-Mobility Dr. Paul Mihailidis addressed the influence of the media

By | October 26th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments