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Algowatch presented at IAMCR in New Zealand
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Prof Aphra Kerr from Maynooth University, Ireland, presented a paper titled ‘Should Algo- and AI literacy be part of Media & Information Literacy (MIL), and How? (Preliminary) Results from a meta-analysis’  to the Media Education section at the International Association for Media and Communications Research conference in Christchurch New Zealand on the 4th of July, 2024. Co-authored with Prof Divina Frau Meigs, Lana Ciboci Perša, Vitor Tome and Igor Kanižaj from the Algowatch project the presentation reported on the initial … Read More

Project meeting in Lisbon
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The second face-to-face meeting of the Algowatch project took place on 4 and 5 June at the premises of Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in Portugal, and was attended by seven members of the research team, joined by three more online. As well as taking stock of the project, the team discussed the production of the quizzes and eye openers, as well as the competences associated with the video game currently being produced by the project team. The team … Read More

Media and AI literacy is everyone’s mission
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To address the democratic challenges related to AI, it is necessary to mobilize all stakeholders: journalists, as well as civil society and cultural mediators. The statement comes from Divina Frau-Meigs, the principal investigator of the Algowatch project, and was made at the European Festival of Journalism and Media Literacy, held in Florence, Italy, from March 14th to 16th. Divina Frau-Meigs took part in a debate on ‘AI and journalism: navigating the intersection of economics, ethics, policy and democracy, during which … Read More

Algowatch and Media Literacy Matter
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Divina Frau-Meigs was the first keynote speaker at EMINENT 2023, the annual conference of European Schoolnet, held on 5-6 December 2023 in Rome under the title “Empowering Schools with Digital Skills”.… Read More

UNESCO launches policy brief on MIL and AI
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‘Empowering users through media and information literacy responses to the evolution of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI)’ is the title of UNESCO’s policy brief, which was presented at the Global Forum on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence held in Kranj, Slovenia, on 5 and 6 February. “A year ago, we were all in panic mode, not only us but also the inventors of AI, discussing the existential risk, pleading for AI governance, and so on. But we are beyond this stage … Read More

Algowatch referred in Rome
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Divina Frau-Meigs was the first keynote speaker at EMINENT 2023, the annual conference of European Schoolnet, held on 5-6 December 2023 in Rome under the title “Empowering Schools with Digital Skills”.… Read More

Algowatch presented to European experts
Algowatch presented to European experts
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The Algowatch project was presented during the virtual meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group of the European Commission, held on 24 November 2023, in which also participated representatives of the European Digital media Observatory (EDMO) as well as of the 14 regional EDMO hubs, whose mission is to tackle disinformation.… Read More

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Divina Frau-Meigs (PI) Professor of Media Sociology, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, president of Savoir*Devenir, Unesco chair “Savoir Devenir in the digital era: mastering information cultures”. Pascale Garreau Editorial director, Savoir Devenir. Sophia Hamadi Doctoral student, Communication supervisor, Savoir Devenir. Igor Kanizaj Full professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, Department for Journalism and Media Production. He is currently vice president of DKMK. Member of the EDMO Advisory Council. Lana Ciboci Persa Assistant Professor, Researcher, Croatian Catholic University … Read More

Partners
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ALGOWATCH is being developed by a consortium made up of Savoir Devenir (coordinator, France), Maynooth University (Ireland), Association for Communication and Media Culture -DKMK (Croatia) and Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). The partners share the same MIL holistic approach (modular, competence-based, engagement by design, multi-stakeholder involvement). They also overlap in expertise in various areas, especially MIL resource development and training in and outside schools. They can complement and exchange competences in some specific areas, in particular game design (NUIM), algorithmic … Read More