This course was introduced in line with our objective to enhance citizens’ capacity to contribute and participate in the improvement of society. Basically, it aims to help citizens explore and understand media and information literacy by addressing the following:
◾ The functions of media and other information providers, how they operate, and what optimal conditions are needed to effectively perform these functions.
◾ How media and other information providers could contribute rationally to promote fundamental freedoms and lifelong learning, especially as they relate to how and why young people are accessing and using media and information today, and how they select and evaluate them.
◾ The capacities, rights and responsibilities of individuals in relation to media and information
◾ The use of information for problem-solving or decision-making in personal, economic, social and political life.