MIJ and SJMC participate in the media literacy course

Date: May 6, 2011
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The role of the media is to look critically at society, but who looks critically at the media?

Media literacy is a key set of tools necessary for discerning media consumers to help them better understand the media they access. In the month of March, two training institutions participated in GL’s media literacy course: the Malawi Institute for Journalism (MIJ) and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Dar es Salaam (SJMC-Tanzania).

The course in Tanzania ran from 14 to 18 March and staff from Mlimani media house, support staff and some lecturers participated. Mlimani is university project responsible for running a radio station, television station and newspaper. Participants underwent ten modules of the gender and media literacy course. They also had the opportunity of participating in the GMPS and GIME launch in that country.

From 23 to 25 March 2011, GL hosted the gender and media literacy course in Malawi. In total, 27 people, including staff members, media and students, participated in the course at MIJ. They will engage in projects including media monitoring, writing letters to the editor and producing radio programmes. Meanwhile, lecturers will identify gender entry points into their curriculum.

Participants from the two institutions will present their project findings and graduate from the course in May.

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