Media and Information Literacy Seminar: Media and Information Literate Citizens
Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions: 22 September 2019
Celebrating the eighth Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week (24 – ۳۱ Oct 2019), the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture in collaboration with University of Tehran is organizing the “Global Media and Information Literacy Seminar: Media and Information Literate Citizens” on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2019 at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran.
This seminar aims to address the concept of MIL Citizens and how MIL can contribute to improving the levels of information, engagement, and empowerment for all. By highlighting these issues, we can progress towards the objectives of open and pluralistic information systems, promoting sustainable development, inclusion, equality, intercultural dialogue, and safeguarding democracy.
We welcome submissions of scholarly abstracts for oral presentation on all MIL-related topics, particularly the following:
• Disinformation, propaganda, and MIL
• MIL, elections, good governance
• Youth and the news
• Studies of the use of media, information and technology to advance MIL development among people
• MIL citizens as empowered and informed members of the society
• Promoting intercultural dialogue
• MIL and freedom of expression: Hate speech, dialogue, and engagement
• Teacher training; how to educate the educators?
• Youth: Formal/informal education, and peer education
• MIL role in privacy and protection of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation)
• MIL Futures: Innovation, best practices, challenges, the next step, where are we heading?
• Innovation, tools, state of the art technology such as artificial intelligence enhancing MIL
The deadline for submitting the abstracts is Sunday, 22 September 2019.
The extended unstructured abstracts should be submitted in both English and Persian in 500-700 words.
۱٫۱٫ Title page information
The title page should:
• present a concise and informative title that includes, if appropriate, the research design or for non-research studies: a description of what the article reports. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
۱٫۱٫۱٫ Author names and affiliations
Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
۱٫۱٫۲ Corresponding author & presenter
If your paper has multiple authors, clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, and who will present the paper at the Seminar.
The extended unstructured abstract should summarize the significance, aim, findings and purpose of the study. In addition, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts.
All abstracts should be submitted in either PDF or MS Word files to firstname.lastname@example.org with “MIL Seminar 2019” in the subject line by 22 September 2019.