ZAGREB, March 9 (Croatia Sun News) – Leading world experts will participate in an international conference on media literacy, which will be organised by the European Commission, the Ministry of Culture, and the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) on 31 March and 1 April in Zagreb, the AEM announced.
One of the main topics of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is media literacy in the digital environment, and the conference titled “Media Literacy in an Ever-Changing World: Integrate. Gather. Empower.” will be held as part of the official programme of the presidency.
The AEM emphasises that the conference will be the central event of the European Week of Media Literacy, which this year coincides with the Croatian Days of Media Literacy.
One of the conference participants is American expert for media literacy Renee Hobbs, the founder of the Media Education Lab and a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Rhode Island. A member of the same panel is Professor Brian O’Neill, the Director of Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services at the Technological University Dublin, who deals with researching the influence of new technologies on youth, online security, and digital environment policies.
One of the prominent European experts in media education and cultural diversity, Divina Frau-Meigs, a professor of media sociology at the Paris University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, will speak about the importance of national policies and media literacy strategies. Professor Frau-Meigs is also the consultant for media literacy at UNESCO, the European Council, and the European Commission.