Check your level of media literacy and receive gifts! During the Global Media Literacy Week, Filter, the national media literacy project of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, together with the USAID Dream and Act program and the Learn to Discern: Info-Media Literacy project implemented by IREX, will conduct a national media literacy test.
All Ukrainians all around the world are invited to participate. Each participant will be able to check whether they know how to fight fakes and distinguish propaganda techniques.
The national media literacy test is one of the initiatives planned by Filter to celebrate the global media literacy week on a national scale and raise awareness about dis/misinformation techniques and fact-checking tools available to every citizen of Ukraine.
Each participant is guaranteed to receive a certificate. 30 Ukrainians who give correct answers in the least amount of time will receive gifts – tablets, power banks, backpacks, hoodies and many more!
The platform for passing the test is open only today, on October 27, at 11:00, 15:00, 19:00 and 21:00.
To pass the test, follow this link.
Filter and the Ministry of culture and information policy thank IREX for helping us to implement this idea. And a big thank you to the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, to all regional administration and media for support.
“In February 2022, shortly before full-scale war, Filter organized a national media literacy lesson in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science. This lesson significantly increased the level of interest in the topic of media literacy among Ukrainian educators, and also attracted 100,000 teachers to Filter’s online platform. We hope that the national media literacy test will have the same effect on Ukrainians,” says Valeria Kovtun, head of the Filter project.
The Filter team decided to organize this test during the Global Media Literacy Week to encourage Ukrainians to develop critical thinking and their level of media literacy during the war. Such a measure will increase the awareness of the Ukrainian population about disinformation methods and fact-checking tools, and therefore motivate them to become more resistant to hostile propaganda.
“One of the main goals of this test is to unite Ukrainians around the topic of media literacy. Nowadays, in times of full-scale war, each of us in one way or another is taking part in an information war. And in order to conduct it effectively, and at the same time to be resistant to information attacks from the enemy, it is necessary to develop critical thinking. We are sure that such a test will stimulate the interest of Ukrainians in the topic of media literacy,” explains Taras Shevchenko, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
“Ukraine was and still is at the forefront of the fight against disinformation, because this fight in the country began long before the rest of the world realized how serious this problem is. Ukraine has become a real example for others, thanks to the exchange of experience in the fight against disinformation and the use of innovative methods and approaches that are being developed in the country, including our initiative. Media literacy is one of the key competencies that every person needs today, especially when there is a full-scale war going on,” — Mehri Drakman, director of IREX in Ukraine.
The “Dream and Act” program is implemented with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by IREX. The project “Learn to Discern” is implemented by IREX with the support of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ukraine and the Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine. The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine is also a partner of the event.