Media and information literacy in journalism: a handbook for journalists and journalism educators

2 November 2020

Without language, there is no humanity. Without journalism, there is no democracy.

Without Media and Information Literacy (MIL), there is no democratic human


The manual is based on the principle of integrating the education and practice of journalism. The guideline represents a tool for improving the quality of journalism, and for promoting the enhancement of MIL.

Based on the general concept of media and information literacy (MIL) and the work of journalists with information sources, this Guide also deals with fact-checking, in particular, it provides tools that enable users to check the facts for authenticity, choose the most acceptable formats of fact-checking, and the possibilities of using open data for comparison and verification of facts.

The Guide also provides examples of best practices, suggested exercises, readings, and assignments that help to enhance understanding and assist in the reporting of misinformation and disinformation. It is designed as an additional training

material for the training module for journalists, journalism trainers, and teachers, and is intended for use in news organisations, media development courses, and in journalism schools. The collected theoretical and practical material will be useful to media experts in writing news and analytical materials, as well as conducting investigative journalism.

This publication is published with financial assistance from the British Embassy in Tashkent.

Produced by UNESCO Tashkent, Baktria press, 2019. 128 p.

Download the full text in (English), (Russian) languages.

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