The Challenges of Being Literate on the Internet

16 November 2009 - A Workshop on Internet Governance for Development in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

http://www.un.org/webcast/igf/ondemand.asp?mediaID=ws091116-sphinx-pm1

Agenda

Moderator: Samy Tayie, Professor of Public Relations and Advertising, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University, Egypt

1. What happens when individuals use the Internet/new media without skills and competences – regional perspectives

- Biswajit Das, Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
- Ibrahim Saleh, Officer of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
- Sheba Mohammed, Policy Analyst, Trinidad and Tobago
- Jordi Torrent, Project Manager - Media Literacy Education, United Nations - Alliance of Civilisations
- Youth representatives from Cyber Peace Initiative and the European Youth Forum 


2. What different stakeholders can do to empower individuals?

- Hosein Badran, Regional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Distinguished Systems Architect, Cisco Systems International, Egypt

- Howaida Farouk Ismail, Director of Technical Assistance Unit-MCIT and Higher Education Track leader, Ministry of Communications and Information technology, Egypt
- Hussein Amin, Chair of Department of Journalism and Mass Com, American University of Cairo, Egypt
- Divina Frau-Meigs, Dynamic coalition on media education, France
- Youth representatives from Cyber Peace Initiative and the European Youth Forum 


3. Open dialogue, including with reference to the following questions: 

- How can individual consumers be media savvy/smart in the Internet age?
- How can media literacy build trust?
- What skills do individuals need in order to deal with and contribute content to the Internet?


4. Wrap-up, conclusions, next steps 

- Nevine Tewfik, Director, Cyber Peace Initiative, Egypt
- Divina Frau-Meigs, Dynamic coalition on media education
- Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe