The GAPMIL MIL AWARD will recognize an educator* integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their classroom and curriculum. The GAPMIL MIL award is made possible through the support of the UNESCO-UNAOC Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID) and Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL).

(*future years will broaden invited candidates to include NGOs, associations, and other groups)

The supporting organizations listed above are working together to encourage and support media and information literacy. The UNESCO UNITWIN/Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. GAPMIL promotes international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies.

Deadline: Nominations will be accepted until May 29, 2015.

Submission form is available at

Candidates may nominate themselves or may be nominated by a colleague.


Selection Process

Nominations will be accepted until May 29, 2015 through an online form. After the deadline, MIL Award Committee (consisting of representatives from the groups listed above) will review the candidates and determine the award winner. The award winner must agree to attend the award ceremony on Friday evening, June 27, 2015 during the Global MIL and NAMLE conference being held in Philadelphia, USA to accept their award. Rare exceptions may be made to this requirement.

The award winner will receive a commemorative plague and recognition of their accomplishment will be publicized on UNESCO and UNAOC websites, as well as throughout the GAPMIL community.

Travel expenses for the award winner will be covered courtesy of UNESCO and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

Award Descriptions and Criteria

This award is intended to honor an educator in any subject area from kindergarten through university, as long as their curriculum reflects integration of media and information literacy concepts with a focus on intercultural dialogue.

· Nominations should describe how the nominee’s teaching and curriculum impacts students in MIL.

· Nominations should describe how the nominee’s teaching practice does influence or could influence the Media and Information Literacy field at large.

· Nominations should provide links to two current curriculum examples and a syllabus (if appropriate) produced by the nominee.


UNESCO's Online Media and Information Literacy

Course for Youth 

UNESCO, in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, opens a third call for registration for online course on media and information literacy (MIL):

Registration Form:

Deadline for Applications: 20 April 2015.


Media and Information Literacy Programs Intern

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations(UNAOC) is looking for

Media and Information Literacy Programs Intern

Application period19-Feb-2015 to 21-Mar-2015


Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2015-2016


The Global UGRAD Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and supported by the people of the United States.


The Global UGRAD Program supports one semester of non-degree university study in the United States. In addition to academic coursework, students participate in community service.

Application deadline: 10:00 p.m. GMT, February 27, 2015.


Check U.S. Embassy webpage for more information on program description and eligibility criteria at, and visit the UGRAD website and YouTube channel at and .

Any question can be sent to the following e-mail address



UNESCO-UNAOC MILID Yearbook 2015: Call for Papers



Appel à Communication

Colloque international


Former aux compétences informationnelles à l'heure du web 2.0 et des discovery tools


organisé sous les auspices de l'ARES et de la BICfB


Gembloux (Belgique) – 18 mai 2015



2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are five-to-six-week academic programs for foreign undergraduate leaders. Hosted by U.S. academic Universities throughout the United States, the Student Leader Institutes include an intensive academic residency, leadership development, an educational study tour, local community service activities and a unique opportunity for Moroccan participants to deepen their understanding of the United States and enhance their leadership skills.

For eligibility and application information for the 2015 Institutes for Student Leaders, please contact Programs & Exchanges Unit at the Public Affairs Section of the U.S Embassy Morocco via Email at or visit the following website page to obtain general information:



Master in "Studies in Language and Culture" 2014/2015

Chouab Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco.

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2014.


Call for Entries:

4th  Evens Prize for Media Education

For Projects that Contribute to Wiser Use of Social Media:

Young People and Social Media: Meeting the Challenges

Deadline for Submissions: 1st October 2014


Call for Papers 

Third International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact

December 4-5, 2014, El Jadida, Morocco.


Call for Papers

International Conference on Writing the Arab World:

Language, Literature and Translation

25-27 November 2014, King Fahd School of Translation, Tanger, Morocco.


Second Edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change:

Call for Applications


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has just launched the second edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change, and youth aged 18 to 35 from the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to apply. Please watch the introductory video.


In brief, Entrepreneurs for Social Change is a program run by UNAOC in cooperation with Fondazione CRT and the Italian government and it has three different components:

  1. A 7-day training that will run in Torino, Italy, from 16 to 22 October 2014 and it will bring together 20 young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion.
  2. A 9-month online mentoring period managed by experienced social entrepreneurs that will help the selected youth to be matched with potential investors and receive advice and support to implement their business plan.
  3. The participation in an online platform for exchanges with peers and potential partners within the network of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

There is no participation fee, and all participants will be provided with round-trip international tickets to Torino as well as accommodation, meals and visa support.

Application submissions to the 2014 edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change are open until 14 July 2014:



Post 2015 Development Agenda Online Dialogues



Call for Participation in E-Discussions:


Call for Papers on Best Practices:

Deadline: 15 July, 2014.



PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration,

Diversity and Social Inclusion

Call for Entries

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges and opportunities related to social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, and human rights, both at local and global levels. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.


Deadline for video submissions: 27 June, 2014

Arabic Version:


Intercultural Innovation Award



Is your organization promoting intercultural understanding and cooperation?

You have only ONE WEEK left to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award.

Deadline: 30 April, 2014.


Top ten finalists will receive financial and strategic support to expand projects, make them visible, sustainable, interconnected and more. To be considered, organizations must apply online by Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 at 5:00 pm New York City time. 
The top ten finalists will be invited to present their projects at the 6th UNAOC Global Forum in August 2014 in Bali, Indonesia.

A total of 100,500 USD is offered to the awardees, of which 40,000 USD goes to the winning project.
For further information about the Intercultural Innovation Award see:


Please help us to spread the word and find ten innovative initiatives that are changing the society into a more inclusive one!

Should you have any questions at this regard do not hesitate to contact Marta López at


Best regards,

Jordi Torrent

Project Manager

Media & Information Literacy

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

405 Lexington Avenue, 5th floor

New York, NY10174USA




Terms of Reference for


For appPEACE: Apps and games for intercultural dialogue and violence prevention



The following link provides details about two Calls for Papers for the MILID Journal, the first on Media Literacy and Social Inclusion and the second on Film Education, and Call for Book Chapters on Social Inclusion and MILID



Call for Papers

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 

2nd European Conference on Information Literacy

Dubrovnik, Croatia,

20-23 October 2014



Zayed University Middle East Film Festival 2014

Call for Entries


Submissions are free and can be done online at

Participation is limited to students who are enrolled or were enrolled in the past year in an educational institution in the Middle East and North Africa or students with Middle Eastern Origin who are enrolled or were enrolled in the past year in an educational institution worldwide. 


UNESCO's Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth (females and males between the ages 15 and 25) 



Bergen Summer Research School


Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2014: Governance to Meet Global Development Challenges

http ://





Au Moyen-Orient avec le programme PEACE




Seeking proposals for articles to be published in the 2014 Yearbook on media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue: The Yearbook is a project of the UNESCO University Twining and Networking Programme (UNITWIN) and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. The focus of the paper must be on media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue and connect to the theme “Global Citizenship in a Digitally Networked World.”

Abstracts for proposed articles must be submitted by 1 January 2014.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 January 2014.

Authors should be prepared to submit a full article by 15 February 2014.

Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words (approximately 10-13 pages double-spaced)

For more details and proposal submission form, please see:


Call for Papers

The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression

May 30-31, Budapest, Hungary


Inspired by the life and work of Budapest native and renowned Communication and Media scholar Dr. George Gerbner (1919-2005), the Budapest College of Communication and Business invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties to submit paper and panel proposals for presentation at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression. This conference will take place from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. The goal of the conference is to bring together individuals with a common interest in aggressive communication, antisocial behavior, and conflict so as to foster international relationships that lead to research collaboration and knowledge exchange. The inaugural Gerbner Conference, held in May 2010, and the subsequent conferences in 2012 and 2013, featured presentations by scholars from 14 countries over 4 continents.


This international conference will focus on aggressive communication and behavior, conflict, and other types of antisocial communication and behavior across contexts. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: media violence, media coverage of crime and violence, violence in advertising, political violence, workplace violence and aggression, unethical leadership, aggression in instructional settings, war rhetoric, peace and conflict communication, verbal aggression, crime, oppression, injustice, incivility, assertiveness, argumentativeness, disagreement, bullying, indirect aggression, psychological abuse, anger, frustration, hostility, deception, child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence, youth violence, school violence, gang violence, sexual violence, discrimination, conflict styles, conflict resolution, the origins, causes, and predictors of aggression, and the management and prevention of aggression.


Interested individuals are invited to submit an abstract (in English) of 200 to 500 words describing their individual presentation or panel idea to by March 07, 2014. Decisions regarding the acceptance of papers and panels for presentation at the conference will be made by April 01, 2014. Completed papers should be sent to by May 12, 2014. With the authors’ permission, top papers will be published in the journal Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság (Communication, Media, Economics), which is published by the Budapest College of Communication and Business, or in an edited book. One scholar will also be honored with the Gerbner Award. The conference registration fee is expected to be approximately 50 Euros.


Co-organizers of the conference are Dr. Jolán Róka, Vice Rector for Research and International Relations at the Budapest College of Communication and Business, and Dr. Rebecca M. Chory, Professor of Communication Studies at West Virginia University and 2009 Fulbright Scholar at the Budapest College of Communication and Business. For more information, please contact Jolán Róka at; +36-20-366-5023 (tel); Budapest College of Communication and  Business; Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9; 1148, Budapest, Hungary; or Rebecca M. Chory at; 304-293-3905 (tel); P.O. Box 6293, 108 Armstrong Hall; West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV, 26506; USA.


A Study Day to be held on 30 April, 2014 at Dar El Hadith El Hassania Institution for Higher Islamic Studies, Rabat

Call for Papers and Participation


Despite rapid globalization within contemporary society and the plethora of various means of global communication, there is an obvious need for genuine dialogue (social, cultural, religious, political…) to ease the growing and more complex instances of violence and conflict in today’s world. This need highlights the importance of foreign language teaching and learning in helping in the acquisition of more accurate and objective understanding of the Other.

Treating the use of foreign languages as intercultural dialogue, the role of the teacher as that of transmitter of culture through language becomes significant. This role consists in empowering learners by recognizing that they do not only need to learn the target foreign language culture, but they have to acquire the competence to interact and negotiate with interlocutors with different cultural background using the same foreign language as a medium for communication.

Our study day, therefore, provides a forum for academicians, researchers, practitioners, curriculum developers and students to explore ways to integrate intercultural communication and culture learning into foreign language teaching.


Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):


  • Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) in Morocco and intercultural communication
  • Language curriculum/materials design and intercultural dialogue
  • The role of new information technology and social media in intercultural communication classroom
  • The role of literature, films and arts in the dissemination of other languages and cultures
  • Translation and FLT
  • Interfaith dialogue and FLT

The languages of the Study Day are French or English. Presentations will be allowed 20 minutes each. Please submit your abstract in French to Prof. Abderrahman Gharioua at and in English to Prof. Hssein Khtou at  no later than 15 March 2014. Abstracts should include: the full name, institutional affiliation, title of the paper, current position and email address. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 30 March 2014.

Organizing Committee:

Abderrahman GHRIOUA, Amal SFIRA, Bouchra CHAKIR, Hssein KHTOU , Jamal EL QASRI,  Nadia HALIM, Samira NAIR



Call for Proposals

The State of Social Sciences in Morocco

Multidisciplinary conference organized by Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

23-24 May 2014


Over the past fifteen years Social Science research in Morocco has developed in several promising ways. Not only has the volume of scientific production greatly increased, the scope of this research has expanded as well. It is time, therefore, to take account of these recent developments and to reflect upon the place of the Social Sciences in today’s Morocco.


In the 1960s, social scientists began crossing over into each other’s disciplines in an effort to better understand complex social phenomena which could no longer be explained through a single narrow approach. Since then, multidisciplinarity has opened numerous new perspectives of inquiry and has become firmly established in social science methodology. Despite this epistemological success, researchers in Morocco as elsewhere tend to work within their respective disciplines, ensconced within their separate departments. They attend intra-disciplinary conferences where they share their research mainly with their disciplinary peers. Yet for the most part, all researchers function within a common national context, within the very same academic and administrative institutions. They face the same constraints and seek to take advantage of the same opportunities.


We propose in this conference to discuss the place of the Social Sciences in Morocco beyond the confines of specific disciplines. This will certainly not be the first time Moroccan academics assemble to debate this issue. This multidisciplinary conference aims to build upon the work already initiated by the learned national societies in the social sciences and humanities. It also recognizes such studies as Mohamed Cherkaoui’s La production scientifique des sciences sociales et humaines au Maroc entre 1960 et 2006 as the appropriate starting block for continuing the discussion.


Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane and a Scientific Steering Committee composed of a cross-section of Moroccan Social Scientists invite academics and researchers to come together to discuss the current state of the practice and its relevance to Morocco’s most pressing social and political debates. The main objective of the conference is to ascertain the contribution of current social science research to the country’s most critical cultural, social and political debates. What resonance do social science studies have in civil society? in the media? among decision makers?  How can multidisciplinarity in the social sciences bring new light to problems affecting Moroccan society? In addition we would like to take account of current academic practices, including: teaching, the structure of institutions and of programs, supervision of student research, the quality, methods and ethics of current research, the publication process, etc. Do these practices meet the expectations of researchers? Do they meet the needs of Morocco’s political, social and economic actors?


There is no dearth of important issues to discuss. The conference organizers call for proposals on the following themes. The organizers know full well that these and similar issues have been and continue to be discussed in numerous academic venues, and they remain open to proposals on themes not listed here.


  • Approaches to planning and human development
  • Free trade agreements and foreign direct investment
  • Impacts of new information and communications technologies
  • Current political, social and constitutional reforms in Morocco and across the Arab world
  • Youth: education, employment, social engagement and political participation
  • Morocco’s changing security environment (the Maghrib, the Sahara, the Sahel, the Mediterranean)
  • Environmental challenges and climate change
  • Teaching social sciences in Morocco
  • Conducting social science research in Morocco


Conference presentations can be delivered in Arabic, French or English. Doctoral students are also invited to present their research. Researchers are asked to submit a 400-word abstract (to ) to the Steering Committee for review by February 28, 2014. Acceptance notices will be sent by March 28, 2014.



The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco is pleased to announce:





The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Rabat is seeking candidates for the 2014 Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) for Student Leaders program. University level students between 18 and 24 years of age who have a good command of English; who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and extracurricular activities; who have a strong interest in civic engagement and learning about the United States and its societal institutions; who have never traveled to the United States, are invited to apply for this program.


The program offers up to three (3) scholarships for Moroccan students currently at university or a higher educational institution. The application deadline is Sunday, January 26, 2014.

The following link provides details about the program and application form:



Global Forum on Media and Gender

Bangkok, Thailand,

2-4 December, 2013 


Videos & Interviews







Call for Papers for the 2014 IAMCR Conference

Hyderabad, India,

July 15-19, 2014


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في دورتها الرابعة عشرة 

أكــتـــوبــــــــر 2014


تعلن مؤسسة جائزة عبدالعزيز سعود البابطين للإبداع الشعري عن فتح باب الترشيح لجوائزها في الدورة الرابعة عشرة - أكتوبر 2014م:

جائزة الإبداع في مجال نقد الشعر (أربعون ألف دولار)، وجائزة أفضل ديوان شعر (عشرون ألف دولار)، وجائزة أفضل قصيدة (عشرة آلاف دولار)، وذلك خلال الفترة من 1/10/2013م - 31/1/2014م. 


ترسل طلبات التقدم والترشيح لجوائز المؤسسة باسم السيد الأمين العام للمؤسسة إلى أحد العناوين الآتية: 

- الكــــــويـــــــــت: ص.ب 599 الصفاة 13006
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- القــــــاهــــــــــــــرة: ص.ب 509 الدقي 12311 الجيزة - ج.م.ع
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للمزيد من المعلومات المرجو زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني التالي : 


PLURAL + 2013 Awards Ceremony

December 5, 2013

Paley Center for Media, New York City

 PLURAL + is a Youth Video Festival on migration, diversity and social inclusion, emphasizing intercultural dialogue, youth expression and the desire for peace and better understanding world-wide. It is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of many partner organizations around the world.


Each year, young people (up to 25 years of age) are invited to send short videos (up to 5 minutes in length) to PLURAL +, addressing issues of migration and/or intercultural dialogue.


For the complete list of PLURAL + 2013 award winning videos, please see  .



Call for Researcher Links Travel Grant Applications/

Appel à Candidature

Bourses de voyage et stage de recherche à l'échelle internationale destinés aux chercheurs en début de carrière et dont la date limite est fixée au 24 novembre 2013.


Researcher Links is designed to provide financial support for early career researchers in the UK to spend up to three months in any partner country participating in the Researcher Links initiative, or for partner country researchers, including Morocco, to go the UK. Deadline: 24 November 2013.


Travel Grant Guidelines:


Application Form:


UNESCO Publication: Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide


Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Students,


I have the honour to bring to your attention the first edition of the UNESCO Publication: Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide, by Forest Woody Horton, Jr., which provides a compilation of free online resources pertaining to Information Literacy, covering 42 languages.


The second edition of this publication is in process. If you know about useful sites/blogs dealing with Information Literacy and/or Media Literacy, especially in the Arab World and North Africa (in Arabic, French or English), I would be very grateful to you if you could let me know by 25th November 2013, in order to include them in this updated version, as I am the coordinator of IL/MIL online resources in the Arab World. Thank you very much for your cooperation. 

Best Regards,

Drissia CHOUIT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Comparative Linguistics,

Communication and Media Studies,

Faculty of Arts and Humanities,

Moulay Ismail University,

Meknes, Morocco.




Chers Collègues,


J'ai l'honneur de porter à votre connaissance la publication de l'UNESCO sur les ressources à libre-accès en ligne  concernant la maîtrise de l'information, couvrant 42 langues:


Nous sommes en train de préparer la deuxième édition de cette publication. Si vous avez des ressources électroniques liées à la maîtrise de l'information et/ou l'éducation aux médias dans la Région Arabe, merci de bien vouloir me les communiquer, car je suis la coordinatrice de la section concernant le Maghreb et la Région Arabe. Prière de me communiquer les liens en question en arabe/français/anglais avant le 25 novembre 2013. Je vous remercie pour votre coopération.


Bien Cordialement,

Drissia CHOUIT


Drissia CHOUIT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Comparative Linguistics,

Communication and Media Studies,

Faculty of Arts and Humanities,

Moulay Ismail University,

Meknes, Morocco.


42nd Annual LOEX Conference

Creative Visualization: The Art of Information Literacy



EAVI Europe-wide Survey: Exploring young people's attitudes and ideas about the EU, media and citizenship


The European Association for Viewers' Interests (EAVI) and EYAG –its youth advisory group- are conducting an online survey targeting young Europeans  (18-35 years old). The purpose of this initiative, named "Media and Youth Citizens' Engagement in the EU", is to understand what young European people think about the EU and the opportunities it offers, their proposals and ideas as well as the role media play in today's Europe.







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Mghanem youssef | Réponse 22.12.2019 16.42

Concerning the saying: "madia may not be successful in telling us what to think, but they are stunningly successful in telling us what to think about".
Could you please tell me how should I develop my essay and the elements that I should include in the bo

Dr. CHOUIT 27.12.2019 18.59

The media are successful in telling us what to think about refers to the Agenda-Setting Theory of the Press and to News Values. You should also address the implications of News Agenda Settings.

Dr. CHOUIT 27.12.2019 18.52

1. You should explain the second element of the statement "what to think about": News Agenda Setting based on News Values.
2. You should explain the first element of the statement: The media are not successful in telling us "what to think."

ikram 24.12.2019 18.10

can you please tell us the elements to cover especiallly for media being successful to tell us what to think about .Can we include some new values ?

khatri houda | Réponse 04.06.2016 18.55

thak u madam

OUAALLAL BRAHIM | Réponse 01.06.2015 17.08


Bssou OULTOU | Réponse 31.05.2015 13.05

you are great and you always be

OUMAMI ZAKARIA | Réponse 27.05.2015 01.29

Hi Madam, I cannot find the first video which describes the government with 'lbaraka', please, would you share the link.
Thank you.

Dr. CHOUIT 27.05.2015 02.30

Farah Seghrouchni | Réponse 26.05.2015 17.33

Hi Madam, I can't find the questioners , may you please help me hh ??? I'll be thankful

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31.12 | 15:40

This refers to Alternative Media that critique not only powerful forces, but also mainstream media; they are called the watchdogs of the watchdogs.

29.12 | 15:03

Hello Madame , Could you please explain what do we mean by the watchdog of the watchdog ? Thanks in advance

27.12 | 18:59

The media are successful in telling us what to think about refers to the Agenda-Setting Theory of the Press and to News Values. You should also address the implications of News Agenda Settings.

27.12 | 18:52

1. You should explain the second element of the statement "what to think about": News Agenda Setting based on News Values.
2. You should explain the first element of the statement: The media are not successful in telling us "what to think."

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