Materials of the International Conference “Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies”




International Conference “Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies” took place on 24-28 June, 2012 in Moscow, Russian Federation. The conference was held within the framework of the Russian chairmanship in the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) Intergovernmental Council and is Russia’s contribution to the implementation of the Programme’s Strategic Plan.


The Conference was organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Information for All Programme and UNESCO Secretariat, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Programme, and the Interregional Library Cooperation Centre.


The Conference gathered approximately 130 participants from 40 countries representing all continents.



Conference Programme


The Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy


Texts and presentations by conference participants:


  • ABDULLAH Szarina, Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Presentation)


  • ABUSIN Khalid, Sudan University of Science and Technology (Presentation


  • BEGUM Dilara, East West University, Library Association of Bangladesh (Presentation, text)


  • BOEKHORST Albert, University of Amsterdam, European Network for School Libraries and Information Literacy (Presentation)  


  • BRUCE Catherine Fleming, University of South Carolina (Video)


  • CATTS Ralph, Allimar Community Diagnostics Ltd (Presentation)


  • DZYALOSHINSKY Iosif, national Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russian UNESCO IFAP Committee (Presentation in Russian)


  • FINQUELIEVICH Susana, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (Presentation, text)


  • GENDINA Natalia, Research Institute for Information technologies in Social Sphere, Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts, Russian UNESCO IFAP Committee (Presentation)



  • HAMID Ahmed Khalil, Sudan University of Science and Technology (Text)


  • JABER SAAD Ramza, Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO (Presentation)  


  • JEREISSATI Tatiana, Brazilian Network Information Centre (Presentation)  


  • JOLLS Tessa, Centre of media Literacy (Text)


  • KARVALICS László, University of Szeged, Hungarian IFAP Committee (Presentation)


  • KOTILAINEN Sirkku, University of Tampere, Finnish Society on Media Education (Text)  




  • LIPSZYC Jarosław, The Modern Poland Foundation (Text)   



  • LJUBANOVIC Gordana, National Library of Serbia (Presentation)  



  • MARQUARDT Luisa, University Rome Tre, International Association of School Librarianship (Presentation)


  • ROSERO José Augusto, Ecuador’s National Secretariat of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Text)   


  • SINGH Jagtar, Punjabi University, Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (Presentation, text)   



  • TAYIE Samy, MENTOR International Media Education Association, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University (Presentation)  


  • TURMAINE Isabelle, Information Centre and Communications Services, International Association of Universities (Presentation)   


  • VOM Orde Heike, International Central Institute of Youth and Educational Television, Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (Presentation)  



  • WHITWORTH Andrew, University of Manchester (Text


  • WILSON Carolyn, Association of Media Literacy, University of Western Ontario (Presentation)    


  • ZHILAVSKAYA Irina, Moscow State Humanitarian University, Russian UNESCO IFAP Committee (Text in Russian)