[Air-L] This Friday! Digital literacies for a healthy democracy - DCMS Committee event - International focus

Carmi, Elinor Elinor.Carmi at liverpool.ac.uk
Tue Jun 15 23:59:37 PDT 2021

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all keeping well and safe these days.

Join us THIS Friday for the International focused event titled - "Digital literacies for a healthy democracy" - hosted by the UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee.

This event is part of my Academic Parliamentary Fellowship, and it is meant to feed into the DCMS Online Safety Bill*, which was previously called the Online Harms Bill. This event brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the current digital literacies landscape and talk about possible future paths.

International focused event - Friday 18th June at 14:00 (BST time) panel participants:

1.      Professor Payal Arora, Professor at Erasmus University, Co-Founder of FemLab.Co and Founder and Director of Catalyst Lab

2.      Marielza Oliveira, UNESCO co-Director for Freedom of Expression and Access to Information.

3.      Professor Colin Rhinesmith, Associate Professor and Director of the Community Informatics Lab, Simmons University

4.      Professor Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology at the Open University.

Register here for FREE - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dcms-committee-digital-literacy-event-international-focus-tickets-151778023153

The Twitter hashtag for the events is #DCMSComLiteracy.

The beginning of the panel will start with questions prepared in advance and then the discussion will be open for questions from the audience that will be asked on the Q&A section.

Insights from the event will be included in a final report for the DCMS Committee. If you're an academic, practitioner, activist, educator, or policymaker working in the areas of:

- digital/data literacies
- digital/data inequalities
- digital/data inclusion
- all topics around education

Please join the debate! Your participation and contribution are extremely valuable to this work.

* Here you can find the revised and recently published draft version of the Online Safety Bill - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-online-safety-bill.

Any questions or comments please feel free to email me.

Take care and best wishes,
Dr. Elinor Carmi,
Postdoc Research Associate - Digital Media & Society,
Department of Communication and Media,
Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
School of the Arts, Liverpool University, UK.
Twitter: @Elinor_Carmi

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