Salone Fact Checker’s Yeama Thompson at the Forefront of Media Literacy Week 2022 in Abuja

In a digital age where information flows ceaselessly through countless channels, the need for media and information literacy has never been more critical. Recognizing this, the Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with UNESCO, convened the Media Literacy Week 2022 feature conference in Abuja. Among the distinguished participants, Yeama Thompson, the Publisher of the Salone Fact Checker platform, played a pivotal role in several insightful sessions.
The conference addressed a broad spectrum of topics related to media and information literacy, reflecting the diverse challenges and opportunities faced by societies, particularly in the African context. Yeama Thompson’s active involvement in four key sessions highlighted her commitment to fostering greater awareness and understanding in this vital field.

  1. Media and Information Literacy as Enlightenment for All: A focus on Africa: Yeama Thompson brought her expertise to the forefront in discussing the pivotal role of media and information literacy in enlightening individuals across the African continent. This session aimed to shed light on the unique challenges and perspectives in Africa and how media literacy can be a transformative force.
  2. Curriculum development and teacher training authorities advancing Media and Information Literacy: As education lies at the heart of any literacy initiative, Yeama Thompson engaged in a session focused on curriculum development and teacher training. This discussion delved into strategies for equipping educators with the tools to impart media and information literacy effectively.
  3. Media and Information Literacy & AI in News Literacy: With the advent of artificial intelligence in the realm of news, this session explored the dynamic relationship between media and information literacy and AI. Yeama Thompson’s insights helped dissect the evolving landscape of news literacy in an AI-driven world.
  4. First Validation of Draft International Framework for Digital Communications Platform to Promote Media and Information Literacy: In an era where digital communication platforms are central to information dissemination, This framework represents a significant step toward promoting media and information literacy on a global scale.
    Yeama Thompson’s contributions to these sessions underscored the importance of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in advancing media and information literacy. The insights gained during the Media Literacy Week 2022 feature conference in Abuja will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for meaningful change in how societies engage with and interpret information in our increasingly digital and interconnected world.

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