MDL for Educators of Thimphu and Tsirang Dzongkhag
Promoting Media Literacy for All
In the Age of Information, media literacy is not an option; it is not a knowledge exclusive to media professionals alone. The pandemic has shown how everyone needs to be media literate as we experience a deluge of information every day.
BCMD trained 36 teachers and Youth Centre coordinators from Thimphu and Tsirang districts, 24 staff including children from the halfway home of Nazhoen Lamtoen and 30 Assistant Research Officers (AROs) of the National Assembly and the National Council. The participants learned to verify information, check for independence and accountability in news reports and developed social media guidelines for self, family, office and other groups.
Following the workshop, Mendrelgang Central School conducted a professional development program on media and democracy literacy for 59 teachers and staff.
“Until now, I have never thought about the core values [of journalism] that should be considered and I have been consuming news blindly,” said an Assistant Research Officer from the National Assembly.
Media and Democracy Literacy Resources for the Disabled
Pursuing the national agenda of not leaving anyone behind, BCMD has pioneered the development of resources on Media and Democracy Literacy (MDL) in the form of videos for the deaf and assistive reading devices (Evo E10) for people with visual impairment. The resources were launched on 7th January by Punakha Dzongda.
The MDL videos are available for viewing on BCMD's official YouTube channel.
Presenting personal guidelines for social media
The launch of Evo E10 device