Media Literacy Around the World

Adopting CML's basic framework creates a common vocabulary, generates common understandings and promotes consistent instructional methodology across disciplines, across grade levels, across schools and districts, even states and nations. In an effort to promote media literacy worldwide, we are offering free English and translated versions of Questions/TIPS  – CML’s basic framework for media analysis and construction, featuring the Five Core Concepts and Key Questions of Media Literacy. Other FREE materials in a variety of languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Turkish, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Bosnian) help you get started – CML’s Global OnRamp resources are available as FREE downloads through the CML Store
  • MILID Yearbook 2016, includes the article "Radicalization in Cyberspace: Enlisting Media and Information Literacy in the Battle for Hearts and Minds," by Tessa Jolls and Carolyn Wilson, published on p. 167 in the MILID Yearbook, a collaboration between UNESCO, UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue, UNAOC and GAPMIL. The 2016 theme of the Yearbook, edited by Jagtar Singh, Paulette Kerr and Esther Hamburger, is "Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism."
  • MILID Yearbook 2015Media and Information Literacy for the Sustainable Development Goals.  Includes an article by Carolyn Wilson and CML's Tessa Jolls titled Media and Information Literacy Education: Fundamentals for Global Teaching and Learning.   UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Together with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at NORDICOM, University of Gothenburg, they have published the MILID Yearbook 2015.  Find the Yearbook here. 
  • UNESCO, UNAOC and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) honored Tessa Jolls with the International Media and Information Literacy Award at their flagship conference held June 26-27, 2015 in Philadelphia, USA.   
  • The Young African Leaders Initiative, facilitated through the U.S. Dept. of State, addresses media literacy in its work.
  • Newly published article in The Journal of Media Literacy Education The Core Concepts: Fundamental to Media Literacy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Tessa Jolls and Carolyn Wilson. This article explores the development of media literacy education from a Canadian and U.S. perspective.
  • The New Curriculum: Propelling the Growth of Media Literacy Education, by Tessa Jolls, is now available in Spanish from Eduteka; it was originally published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education in 2015. 
  • The Global Media Literacy Imperative by Tessa Jolls published in the Russian-American Education Forum Online Journal, May 2014. This article places media literacy as a key to competitiveness in global labor markets. 
  • Screening and Discusssion of Eyes Wide Open, March 4, 2014. See Tessa Jolls' comments here.
  • UNESCO International Conference on Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies was held in Moscow.June 2012  President and CEO Tessa Jolls submitted a paper titled Media Literacy: The Foundation for Anywhere, Anytime Learning.
  • Global/Local: Media Literacy for the Global Village,  by Barbara J. Walkosz, Tessa Jolls and Mary Ann Sund, calls for media literacy skills to be taught globally.
  • Find media literacy videos by CML, teachers, and students on YouTube


Check out this important research on MIL practices and trends:  a cross-country comparison study of MIL in 28 European countries, involving sixty-nine scientific experts who contributed to the work. "Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe: Cross-Country Comparisons," edited by Divine Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez and Julieta Flores Michel, published through ECREA-Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education, describes the study and is now available from Amazon. It offers the first analysis on public policies in Media, Information and Computer Literacies in Europe, and provides mapping across the 28 countries as well as trend forecasting. 

Training and Professional Development 

CML's experience has shown that although educators and others can familiarize themselves with the concepts and pedogogy of media literacy, there is no substitute for face-to-face training.  For teachers to be able to teach, they must first understand.

CML customizes the length of trainings to fit with educators’ goals, and has developed model training programs that include learning to integrate media literacy effectively, using local media and curricula. CML has worked with government and school systems to provide training in many parts of the world, including Canada, Peru, Bhutan, Korea, Bosnia and Colombia.  Contact us directly for more information about training and professional development: