Providing expertise

New Media Networks worked with colleagues from Golant Media Ventures and the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) to assess a major bid from one of the UK's leading cities to join Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Norwich as a UNESCO recognised Creative City.

Prior to this and together with Golant, New Media Networks designed and delivered a sequence of UK round-tables on Digital Media Literacy for UK Government policy makers, media practitioners, media educators and researchers, media managers and UNESCO. This work entailed consulting with the Deputy Head of the Information Society and Media Unit of the European Commission, the Deputy Director General of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) and the UK’s Ambassador to UNESCO.

UNESCO considers digital media literacy to be part of a wider definition of ‘literacy’ in the 21st Century. Additional to technical skills it includes understanding, critical reading, the ability to analyse and reason, and social participation.