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A new program to counter hatred and prejudice in the media

(News release) The Media Awareness Network (the Network) has launched a set of media literacy and digital literacy resources with the aim of teaching young people how the media help to convey an image to us. negative of certain social groups, by the media representation they make of them.

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(News release) The Media Awareness Network (the Network) has launched a set of media literacy and digital literacy resources with the aim of teaching young people how the media help to convey an image to us. negative of certain social groups, by the media representation they make of them.

The Educational kit - diversity and media, an interactive online program designed for teachers, students, law enforcement and the general public, examines hot topics such as hatred, prejudice and stereotypes in our media and on the Internet. This program has two distinct but complementary components: 1) hatred on the Internet and 2) representation of ethnic groups, indigenous people and people based on race, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

“What young people see and hear in the media allows them to understand our world and to assess which values and people are popular in our world. A society that is both tolerant and diverse like ours is being challenged by the advent of the Internet, which provides easy access to hate content, ”says Jane Tallim, co-executive director of Réseau Éducation-Médias. These new tools will help our young people - who sometimes lack experience and critical analysis - to recognize and fight against stereotypical and hateful messages conveyed by the media they consume. "

Our Educational kit - diversity and media includes online tutorials, educational activities, interactive student modules and accompanying materials. It can be obtained for free via our site www.education-medias.ca.

The creation of this kit was made possible through financial support from the Government of Canada through the Legal Partnerships and Innovation Program, under the Department of Justice.

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