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Relive our 1st webinar of our new 2021 series «Meet Media Educators a …

Following our members’ proposals during the online consultations, the IAME board is pleased to launch a new webinar series: « Meet Media Educators all around the world and their challenges during Covid crisis ».
The first webinar took place on Monday 18th January at 14pm CET in English.

IAME invites his network to testify about the impacts of the crisis on their specific context.

  • What was the impact on your work as a media educator?
  • What issues were at the centre of attention? Fake news? Conspiracy theories? Mistrust of traditional media? Scientific information? Freedom of expression?

Nearly 30 persons followed the discussions.

Did you miss it? Relive the webinar in video:

Moderator: Patrick Vernies, Director at Conseil supérieur de l’éducation aux médias, Belgium, and co-founder of IAME.


Maria Leonida

From Greece, Maria Leonida will present the transformation, back and forth, of a live film making project to a remote Zoom/ Viber communication process aiming at a collective script and video making with a group of 14-15 year old students. The exploratory, collective documentary took advantage of the everyday life of the group during the first quarantine and was completed through a both fragmented and inclusive process. Recently presented also by an external evaluator to the Unesco (24/11/2020) best Practice Conference “From making student voice heard to active civic participation in the digital age: The role of schools during and after the pandemic – A case study from Greece”.

Maria Leonida is a documentary film director, co-founder and Head of Programmes at Karpos, Centre for Education and Intercultural Communication. Karpos is a non profit organisation (est.2008 in Athens) focusing in media literacy running Greek and European Projects. Maria develops and coordinates projects and is an author of educational materials on media literacy and documentary focusing on creative aspects of the media tools and texts for a range of learners in and outside schools.

Belinha De Abreu

A testimonial from the United States, about social justice issues and media literacy education. Belinha De Abreu will share with us her experience of her role of teacher education in the current pandemic while teaching media and information literacy.

Belinha De Abreu is a media literacy educator from the US and an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO”s Communication & Information Section.Her research interests include media and information literacy education, educational technology, global perspectives, critical thinking, privacy & big data, young adults, and teacher training. She serves as the Vice President for the National Telemedia Council (NTC), and a board member of the Leadership Council for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). She has organized the International Media Literacy Research Symposium which has been held in the US and in Portugal.

Webinars are open to IAME members and non-members. But we are happy to have you among us as an IAME member. Consider joining IAME as a member.

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Save the date

The 2nd webinar of this series will take place on Thursday 11th February 2021 at 4PM CET in French. We will have the pleasure of discussing the subject with Stephane Hoebeke from Belgian Radio Television Public Broadcast and Blaise Pascal Andzongo from Cameroon.