Who preceded us?
The SIGNIS Media Education project consists of bringing together the experience and efforts accumulated in this field around the world , optimally using financial, material and human resources, giving a coherent response to the "avalanche of national and global media ", and institutionalize and form a regional federation of media educators, or media education organizations, which are absent at this time.
SIGNIS 'predecessors, Unda and OCIC, had a long tradition in this field. In the 1950s, for example, OCIC's father Leo Lunders was one of the founders of the International Film Center for Children and Young People (CIFEJ); In the 1960s and 1970s, organizations supported the DENI Plan initiative in Latin America, and from 1989 to 2001 Unda produced the Educomunicación magazine.
One of the outcomes of media education should be an educated person who can create their own media statements , feed back to media producers, and actively exercise their rights as a democratic citizen. So it is understandable that this work has become a SIGNIS priority.
How was the historical evolution of Media Education at SIGNIS?
Media education initiatives: national and regional presentations
- GNME: approved in principle
- Regional Workshop (Summit) on ME - KIV
- Summit on media education at the next world congress in 2009 - KIV
SIGNIS VJ program launched by Lawrence John Eljay is presented
Pacific, Children's Rights in Actions, Media Ed: ideas, practices and perspectives,
Bridge of culture and religion through media literacy, Children making means for peace
The SIGNIS VJ (CommLab) program was absorbed by the newly formed Media Education Desk as a global training program for young communicators.