DVV Armenia continues its efforts to build a media literate society and minimize the negative effects on disadvantaged adults in Armenia caused by dis-, mis-, mal-information through media literacy education. For this purpose, we have started the second phase of the " Media literacy for the Disadvantaged in Society" project.
The project was officially launched on August 26, 2022, with a three-day capacity building training of trainers (ToT) for the trainers of partner CSOs involved in the project. The training started with the presentation of the qualitative study on media literacy among the target groups carried out within the framework of the project by researcher Arpine Mazhinyan.
The selected key training topics were presented by the best experts in the field. Thus, the topic "Critical thinking, the art of asking questions and analyzing" was presented by education expert Serob Khachatryan. Media expert Lusine Grigoryan spoke about the basics of media literacy, freedom of speech and its limits and the protection of personal data in the digital environment. Media expert Tirayr Muradyan talked to to the participants about such important topics as how to distinguish, avoid and verify disinformation and propaganda.Alexander Martirosyan, the program coordinator of the Public Journalism Club, demonstrated the use of suchmedia literacy resources in the learning process as crosswords, board games and a film.
On the last day of the training the participants developed the initial training plan for their own courses, which will be finalized through a mentorship provided as a follow on to this ToT. Once the plans and resources are finalizes, ten partner CSOs will conduct media literacy training for target groups in their communities.
“Media literacy for the Disadvantaged in Society 2.0" project is implemented by the DVV International Armenia and Public Journalism Club with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.