Developing media education

Promoting awareness of the media as a source of information
Developing objective appreciation of the media

UNESCO endeavours to remedy consequences of existing imbalances in the field of communication. Among users, emphasis is on the development of critical awareness and the capacity of individuals and communities to react to any kind of information received. The intent is to maximize the benefits of media use, especially among young people, as a source of information and a component in the learning process in the modern world. Emphasis is also placed on the contribution that the media can make to economic, social and cultural development and to the struggle against intolerance and all forms of discrimination.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal