Combating Media Illiteracy: A Digital Handbook

Implementing organisation

Fundația "Freedom House Inc" - Filiala București, Romania


Resource/publication to be used

Digital resistance - an empowering handbook for teachers


Overall objective

 Improve teachers’ capacity to help young students build resilience to online disinformation in Romania.


Specific objectives

 Equip teachers with innovative media literacy tools to support their students in building resilience to disinformation and fake news online.

 Increase students’ capacity to recognise disinformation and fake news online.

 Raise education authorities’ awareness of available tools to help build students’ resilience to fake news and disinformation.


Outputs/expected results

  • A basic media literacy handbook for schools will be developed.
  • Training sessions on media literacy will be developed for teachers and piloted (following the ‘training of trainers’ method).
  • A media literacy campaign will be delivered in 12 schools and high schools throughout the country by the trained teachers. Students will attend pilot courses and peer-to-peer activities on the topic.
  • Education authorities will be provided with the final Handbook (as an instrument to build students’ resilience to fake news) and with a proposal on its implementation on a national level.