THE MEDIACT PROJECT
The core aim of the project is to intensify the youth work efforts for peace building and conflict transformation, utilizing mass, alternative and social media. It aims to achieve this objective through the fostering of cooperation and exchanges between youth workers and young people from 4 continents.
In today’s abundance of information, we are constantly provided with false, misleading perspectives of global matters. The untrustworthiness of popular channels is reflected to an inaccurate understanding of on-ground realities, underreported issues, and public favour of pushed agendas and ideologies. The general population is exposed to the ‘implications’ rather than the problem’s ‘source’. Media illiteracy and propaganda limit our understanding of the world and lead to dividing tensions, extremism and generalized ignorance. The presence of peace requires the cooperation of many actors: media, institutions, government and civil societies. Limited opportunities to doubt the truth have coined two terms – fake news and post truth to justify propaganda.
Find out more about the partners of the project from 7 different countries and 4 different continents