The genres, codes, conventions and symbolic forms of messages shape perception and interpretation.
2nd European Media and Information Literacy Forum, Riga Latvia
Renee Hobbs participates in a panel discussion exploring how peace building, human solidarity and war are all linked to the quality of the information environment and the values it transmits. The new wave of extremism and gruesome terrorists’ attacks which persists in many regions of the world and more recently in Europe, and the unprecedented migration to Europe, underline the importance of media and information literacy competencies for the information environment. Media and information literacy empowers citizens with knowledge, skills and attitude to critically access information and media, to critically analyze information and media content, and to engage with media and other information providers for social, civic and creative purposes.See the program here.