Media Education Workshop at St Aloysius PU College, Mangaluru
Mangalou: BBC Young Reporter India, a media education program for students launched by BBC News in partnership with Internews and in collaboration with Data LEADS, organized an online workshop for students of St Aloysius PU College.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how bad disinformation can be. There is an urgent need for young people to be trained to think critically and understand the difference between what is real and what is wrong, especially when they are online.
Dr Vahini, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Media, University of Bangalore led the online workshop. She highlighted news sources, dealing with fake news, tools for verifying real and fake news, tools and techniques for social media and image verification, video verification and INVID.
After the workshop, students will have the opportunity to produce videos, bulletins, skits and poems that will be featured in a BBC newsletter and participate in future events and media coverage of the program and partners . Ms Misthy, Project Associate, BBC Young Reporter India guided the students in their contribution to the BBC newsletter.
The workshop helped students develop their media literacy skills and navigate the online world. Certificates of participation were presented to the 135 students who enthusiastically participated in the interactive workshop. Ms. Reena J Monteiro, Head of the English Department and Ms. Verina Tauro, Faculty of English were present. Student participants, Vinay moderated the workshop while Fiona Sequeira proposed the vote of thanks.