Who are we?
MILEN is an international network of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) experts. We operate from four continents: Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. MILEN is founded and supported by Deutsche Welle Akademie.
Our members come from different backgrounds in journalism, citizen engagement and development cooperation. Each of them contributes in a unique way to freedom of expression, an open and diverse debate, equal access to technologies and information, and empowering critical media consumers and producers.
Each of our experts has a recognised expertise in their area and proven track record in the field. Read about their recent endeavours and practical field work here!
Programs on MIL training, fighting misinformation, community reporting, mobile journalism & much more. Learn more about the skills and services MILEN has in-house.
Currently, we are based in Cambodia, Namibia, Uganda, Bolivia, the Netherlands, Palestine, India, Moldova, Brazil, Arab World, and Georgia.
MILEN supports, develops and implements practical solutions to challenges in Media and Information Literacy. We have a selection of methods we use to bring MIL to communities worldwide:
Tune in to explore the most relevant digital rights violations of our time. From targeted disinformation to hate speech, abuse of personal data and others. In each episode, we talk to people on the ground to find out how digital rights affect our lives.
Our blog is updated every other week, but we hand-picked a couple of articles you might fancy.
Everybody is suffering from misinformation. But what is the role of fact-checking and verification? And where does Media Literacy comes in?
On this interview, Joost van de Port shares insights on how an organization can go about sustaining a successful nationwide MIL youth project.