During 2009-20012, MF held a series of focus group discussions in Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Hetauda, and Dharan to assess public perceptions and knowledge of media. The outcome was Project MeroMedia (Pro-meme), a collaborative learning approach at the community level, focusing on media and information literacy.
The campaign on “Media and Information Literacy” builds on those series of discussions The project responds to the need for a deeper public engagement in redefining the media as media freedoms are institutionalized, new technologies advance, platforms and providers converge, and the end users expand. Typically, 5 to 7 individuals in a neighborhood, locality or organization, or students and teachers in a school or college, meet in study circles. They discuss topics from information access to media freedom, accountability and quality, explore ways to enance thier media skills and competencies, and learn to utilize the media in social and economic development.
MF assists these communities with tools and methods of engagement, and in sharing the lesssons learned.
Activities in this area go beyond basic journalism...
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