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Debunking disinformation amongst Czech senior citizens

Empowering senior citizens in the Czech Republic through media literacy Donor: The U.S. Embassy in Prague

Overall objective:  To enhance media literacy skills of senior citizens in the Czech Republic and bridge the digital generation divide.

 

Partner Institutions: Elpida (feedback)

 

Objectives

  1. Improve participating seniors’ media literacy skills and inspire them to educate others
  2. Establish an informal network of senior education hubs that integrate counter-disinformation and media literacy strategies with educational programs.
  3. Bring together young adults, adults, and seniors through media literacy education
  4. Produce dealing with disinformation resources and design workshop methodology specialized for seniors
  5. Conduct research-based assessments of media literacy among senior citizens in the Czech Republic

 

Activities

●      Assessment of media literacy levels among seniors and identification of local facilities and community groups that can participate in network building and event participation

●      Local workshops and events for senior citizens that introduce the basics of “dealing with disinformation”

●      Disinformation event series held in local facilities such as senior centers and libraries around the Czech Republic featuring training workshops and panel debates

●      Trainings and workshops focused on methodology upgrades and community integration strategies for educators, librarians, and social workers who interact with seniors

●      Mobilization of journalists to support senior citizen involvement and encourage community participation (as guest speakers, event attendance, etc.)

●      Development of online and print resources for senior citizens and educators

●      Educational tours of newsrooms for seniors followed by themed cultural programs related to the project topics

●      Two-day wrap up event held for the purpose of exchanging findings and results from across the region and to brainstorm future activities and events

 


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