Evens Foundation
and Partners invite you to
Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo
Information, disinformation, civic competences.
Exploring the challenges of the rapidly changing media world
Previous conference: MMLW 2015 #MMLS2017
21 & 22 September 2017
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Media Literacy Networking Session

Imagine being given an interesting book, but you’ve only 10 minutes to read it. You can’t read the whole book, but you’ve time to read at least one chapter. Why not?

Now replace the book with a person!

That’s what the networking session on the Media Meets Literacy conference in Sarajevo is going to be like.

The session will mix the “living library” format with a kind of “speed dating”. Yes, that's correct! We will help participants to match with experts and practitioners working in the media literacy field all over Europe.

Out of the 250 guests at our conference, we selected 45 people who would sit at a table, ready to share their unique stories, tools and experiences with you.

When the session starts, participants would go to tables selected by them and would all have 15 minutes to chat and discuss. After 15 minutes, participants change tables. In all you will do this three times. Our master of ceremonies will be there to walk everyone through the process and ensure it runs smoothly.

The purpose of this session is not to try to enable everyone to discover everything about everybody. It is, rather, to create energy and space so that participants can get to know a little about people and work that interest them, and exchange key ideas, important stories and ... visiting cards!

We think this “speed dating” – the matching of interests between experts/practitioners and conference participants – will be both enjoyable and valuable.


Salome Ast

n-ost, Project Manager, Germany

Marta B

Association of the Creative Initatives "e", Poland


SHADOW CASTERS, president, Croatia

Whispers of the Walls

How to teach hypertextuality and forensic of space to children and youth. Whispers of the Wall is tool which makes them think, investigate, rewrite and plan our future.

Mary Berkhout

Mediawijzer.net, Netherlands

Jacob Breuning

Danish Film Institute, Denmark

Fostering Critical Thinking via Film Education

We need to see films, lots of films. We need to get thrilled, laugh and cry, we need talk about them, dissect and understand them. Film is the mother of all multimedia and to experience, understand and creating film constitutes a crucial access to digital-, media- and information literacy.

David Buckingham

Loughborough University, Emeritus Professor, UK

Manuela Caiani

SNS Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa-Florence), Italy

The Dark side of the Web: European and American Extreme Right groups and the Internet

Focusing on extreme-right organizations in Italy, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany and the USA, this presentation addresses the political use of the Internet by extremist groups and its potential impact on identity formation, organizational contacts, and mobilization.

Martina Chapman

Mercury Insights, Independent consultant, Northern Ireland

Maryna Dorosh

NGO Detector Media, editor, Ukraine

Tijana Femic Bumbic

Novi Sad School of Journalism, Serbia

Alton Grizzle

UNESCO, Programme Specialist, France


Thinking Critically and Clicking Wisely is Media and Information Literacy

Renee Hobbs

University of Rhode Island, United States

Teaching the Conspiracies

The term "fake news" has attracted a lot of interest from policymakers, educational leaders and the public because conspiracy theories and disinformation are on the rise. Learn about instructional strategies for how to explore conspiracy theories in the context of digital and media literacy education.

Igor Kanižaj

Faculty of Political Science, Çroatia

Kari Kivinen

Lycée franco-finlandais d'Helsinki, Suomi

Thomas Myrup Kristensen

Facebook, Head of Brussels Office, Managing Director for EU Affairs, Belgium

Marta Orosz

Reporter, Correctiv.org, Germany

Alicja Pacewicz

Center for Citizenship Education, Poland

Lauri Palsa

National audiovisual institute KAVI, Project Manager, Finland

Tena Perišin

Journalism Department, Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb University, Associate Professor and Head of Student TV, Croatia

Reporting Refugees

Reporting Refugees is the work of a group of young journalists from six Balkan nations - Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia, who reported on different aspects of refugee life at various locations in Croatia

Jelena Perovic

Communication Officer, UNICEF Montenegro, Montenegro

Media Literacy and Children

What does it mean to be literate in the digital society? What role should media literacy have in the education system? How should the education system respond to the changes introduced by the digital revolution?

John Potter

Reader in Media in Education, University College London Institute of Education, United Kingdom

Maria Ranieri

University of Florence, Italia

Sally Reynolds

Media & Learning Association, Chief Operating Officer, Belgium

Saara Salomaa

National Audiovisual Institute KAVI, Senior Advisor, Finland

Christian Spahr

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Director Media Program SEE, Bulgaria

Aleksandra Temenugova

Head of Study Program, School of Journalism and PR, Skopje,Macedonia, Macedonia

Jordi Torrent

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), United States

Lyubov Vasylchuk

IREX (Ukraine), Program Manager, Ukraine

Christine Vidal

LE BAL, Director, France

Sara Wall

Fanzingo, Sweden

Adam Watson Brown

European Commission, Policy Officer, Belgium

Juha van 't Zelfde

Sandberg Instituut, Course director of Shadow Channel: MA Film, Design & Propaganda, Netherlands

Shadow Channel - A deep stream of counternarratives

The making of a new master in film, design and propaganda at Sandberg Instituut.