TechCamp Myanmar: Media Literacy for the Next Generation

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December 4, 2018

Yangon, Myanmar – This week from Wednesday, December 5 to Friday, December 7, American Center Yangon is hosting a two-and-a-half day event to increase media literacy in Myanmar. “TechCamp Myanmar: Media Literacy for the Next Generation” will bring together over 50 journalists, educators and civil-society activists from across the country to strengthen the network of media literacy advocates in Myanmar. They will connect with local and international technology trainers to explore tech solutions to the challenges of strengthening digital media literacy across Myanmar, via interactive training sessions, small-group work and hands-on skills-building.

Why is media literacy important? In today’s media environment, it is essential that news consumers can critically evaluate information, navigate the changing digital landscape, and build communities that are resilient to conflict. This program is one way that the United States supports a peaceful and democratic Myanmar.

The U.S. Embassy is working with Myanmar Book Aid Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) on TechCamp Myanmar: Media Literacy for the Next Generation. This is the second time the U.S. Embassy has hosted a TechCamp in Myanmar – the last one in 2016 focused on transparency and civic engagement.

Trainers in this week’s TechCamp on media literacy will come from Facebook, Google News, the Smithsonian, Myanmar Now, MIDO, Consensys, AIT Computer, and MBAPF.

For trainer biographies, the agenda, and more information.

[Burmese Translation]