June 2, 2021

The State of Media Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa 2020 and a Theory of Misinformation Literacy

This chapter examines the teaching of ‘media literacy’ in state-run schools in […]

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May 31, 2021

Youth and the News in Five Charts

In the rapidly changing news ecosystems of emerging economies, news outlets are […]

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May 18, 2021

Understanding Information disorder

Information disorder is complex. Some of it could be described as low-level […]

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May 14, 2021

The Psychology of Fake News

This article, published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, synthesizes the findings from […]

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April 19, 2021

Mapping Civil Society Responses to Disinformation

Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a central role in addressing disinformation’s growing […]

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March 22, 2021

Double Trouble: Resilience to Fake News at the Time of Covid-19 Infodemic

The Media Literacy Index was created in 2017 as a response to […]

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March 4, 2021

Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries

A research project in Nigeria, India, and Pakistan found that messaging apps […]

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February 2, 2021

Free Press Unlimited’s recipe for a media-driven approach to Media Literacy

Last summer, Free Press Unlimited published research into the media literacy of teenagers in South Africa and Mexico. Since then, we have experimented with several pilots on how to effectively improve media literacy. This has resulted in a method with proven effectiveness and a set of principles for a ‘media-driven approach to media literacy’.

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December 4, 2020

Misogyny and Misinformation: An analysis of gendered disinformation tactics during the COVID-19 pandemic

False information during the COVID-19 pandemic and parallel infodemic has revealed itself […]

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November 27, 2020

Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation While Respecting Freedom of Expression

A research report into freedom of expression and addressing disinformation on the […]

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October 14, 2020

Promoting Media Literacy in Bangladesh

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September 23, 2020

Experiencing ‘New Normal’: Exploring Digital Media Usage of Dhaka Dwellers in the Lockdown Period

In cooperation with the University of Dhaka, the South Asia Center for […]

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