A National Media Literacy Forum was held at the University of National and World Economy. The organizer of the event was the Department of Media and Public Communications, which is the UNESCO Department of Media and Information Literacy and Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development.
During the event, the first panel touched on aspects of institutional policies and media practices for the development of media and information literacy in Bulgaria. Moderators here were Ch. Assistant Dr. Iliya Valkov and Head Assistant Professor Maria Nikolova, PhD, and Natalia Miteva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Boyko Blagoev, Deputy Minister of Education, participated in the panel. head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, Sonia Momchilova, chairman of the CEM, Milen Mitev, director general of the BNR, Rosen Tsvetkov, investigative journalist at bTV Novinite, etc. The bTV column against disinformation – “Check the facts” was presented by Rosen Tsvetkov. It focuses on fake news online, false claims and conspiracy theories.
It focuses on fake news online, false claims and conspiracy theories.
“Misinformation and fake news nowadays are so powerful and surround us from all sides that they can confuse us so much that we lose our way to the truth. That’s why we at bTV with the column “Check the facts” try to fight against all this actively. We call on the viewers to be active and send us signals so that we can be useful to them too,” said bTV journalist Rosen Tsvetkov.
The topic of the second panel was “Formal and informal education in media and information literacy in Bulgaria”.