The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland launched its Media Literacy Policy on the 6th December 2016, which sets out a range of skills to help people to navigate current, new and emerging content platforms.
The policy has been developed by the BAI as part of its statutory obligation to undertake, encourage and foster research and activities to promote media literacy. In launching the policy, a key objective for the BAI is to provide leadership and to facilitate a coordinated approach to the promotion of media literacy in Ireland. The BAI’s policy approach also aims to describe and promote media literacy in a way that is meaningful and relevant; to foster research in the area; and, to complement educational initiatives already in existence.
The BAI’s Media Literacy Policy is available for download here. Further details regarding the development of the Irish Media Literacy Network will be announced in the New Year.