Armenian Resources Listed in UNESCO Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide
December 04, 2014 Media and Information Literacy resources available in Armenian language are included in the UNESCO Overview of Information Literacy Resorces Worldwide. UNESCO is promoting the potential of open and inclusive technologies, free, independent and pluralistic media and information organizations to advance development in a way that enhances the rights and opportunities of people to become fully empowered citizens. Media and Information Literacy Concept introduced by UNESCO is the composite concept driven by the idea that citizens, communities and nations require a new set of competencies to access data and information, organize, evaluate for creation, utilization and communication of knowledge, so as to achieve their personal, social, professional and educational goals. Find the UNESCO Book of Information Literacy Resources here
Digital Creativity for Social Good: Armenian CityBugs Winner of European Youth Award
September 11, 2014 Armenian CityBugs.am is a Winner of European Youth Award 2014. The European Youth Award is a pan-European contest to motivate young people to produce socially-valuable digital products that address the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile Technology. Read more
Media Education Center Takes Part in ICANN 50
Media Education Center participated in the Second At-Large Summit ATLAS II "Global Internet: The User Perspective" http://atlas.icann.org/ held as part of the 50th ICANN meeting in London, United Kingdom. On June 20-26 representatives of around 150 At-Large Structures from over 70 countries worked in 5 thematic groups: The Future of Multistakeholderism, Globalization of ICANN, Global Internet: The User Perspective, Transparency and Accountability, At-Large Community Engagement with ICANN and drafted a Declaration, which was presented to the Board of ICANN at its public session.
In particular, the Declaration emphasizes the importance of digital literacy, education and the empowerment of the Internet users and calls for promoting their fundamental rights and re-establishing the trust in the Internet. The document stresses the need for effective protection against arbitrary and pervasive surveillance, collection, treatment, handling and use of personal data and calls for permitting users to obtain the deletion of their private data from servers and databases. The declaration also also stresses the importance to promote the use of secure, efficient, interoperable online identity credentials; web standards favouring user autonomy and security, to foster substantial local content, beyond infotainment and ensure access to truthful information and knowledge.
Armenian Citizens Participate in EuroDIG in Berlin
June 11 - 13, 2014. Three thematic Hubs to follow EuroDIG - European Dialog on Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, have been organised in Yerevan, Armenia by Media Education Center with support of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, ISOC Armenia, Eurasia Partnership Foundation and Yerevan State University. Topics related to hate speech and its consequences for human rights online, child protection, network neutrality, data protection, privacy, security have been discussed by about 60 participants of the thematic hubs. The Thematic Hub 'Hate Speech and On-line Defamation and Consequences for Human Rights On-line' have distinguished by the diversity of participating civil society organisations and groups: No Hate Speech Movement, Women’s Resource Centre, Safer Internet Armenia, Media Education Center, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, iDITORD, ISOC Armenia, Xenophobia Prevention Initiative. Read more ...
Winners of Safer Internet Armenia 2014 Competition Announced
April 18, 2014. Winners of the best parental meeting and best open lesson competitions in frames of the Safer Internet Armenia 2014 have been announced:
-Armine Aghajanyan, Noranush Kocharyan – Vagharshapat High School No. 2 after Narekatsy of the Armavir region,
-Armine Azatyan - Koghb Secondary School No. 1 of the Tavush region,
-Ani Torosyan - Vanadzor Secondary School No. 19 of the Lori region,
-Anush Avetisyan - Hrazdan High School No. 10 of the Kotayk region,
-Anahit Aghagulyan – Kapan Secondary School No. 5 of the Syunik region,
-Narine Mesropyan - Ashtarak Secondary School No. 2 of the Aragatsotn region,
-Marianna Harutyunyan – Yerevan Secondary School No. 154,
-Anahit Karapetyan - Yerevan Secondary School No. 186,
-Marianna Tovmasyan – Yerevan Secondary School No. 161 after Njdeh,
-Naira Avetisyan - Yerevan Secondary School after John Kirakosyan N 20.
Internet Governance Issues Discussed at Yerevan State University
April 07, 2014. Over 40 students of the Yerevan State University Departments of International Relations, Telecommunications, Journalism, Informatics and Applied Mathematics participated in a workshop onpublic policy issues related to Internet governance. The workshop was followed by the simultaneous broadcast of the Fifth Russian Internet Governance Forum. Issues related to privacy, cybersecurity, cross-border jurisdiction, net neutrality discussed during the workshop. The students received the DiploFoundation's Book An Introduction to Internet Governance 5th edition. Media Education Center and Internet Society of Armenia will organise three more workshops ahead of EuroDIG forum. See photos
Armenian Students Participate in ICANN 46 Meeting
March 27, 2014. For the first time Armenian students participated in the ICANN Meeting. The NextGen@ICANN initiated by NetMission.Asia is aimed to equip the youth on Internet Governance issues. A week-long conference held in conjunction with the ICANN 49th meeting in Singapore raised awareness of ICANN policy discussions among young adults. The highlight of the NextGen@ICANN was a public session where the youth delegates role played a board meeting, simulating ICANN's multi-stakeholder structure. Lusine Andreyan and Sasun Kostanyan were Media Education Center's delegates.
Safer Internet Month in Armenian Schools
In frames of the Safer Internet Month Armenian Schools traditionally host parental meetings and open lessons. Safer Internet Armenia 2014 is implemented by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia with support of Orange Armenia, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, National Center of Educational Technologies, Yerevan City Municipality. See Photos and videos from open lessons
|Yerevan School N 154||Yerevan School N 154||Ashtarak School N 2|
|Vanadzor School N 16||Ohanian Educational Complex||Yerevan High School 198|
|Vanadzor School N 24 after Gevorg Chaush||Gavar School N 2||Yerevan School N 20 after John Kirakosian|
|Yerevan School N 100||Hrasdan High School N 10||Yerevan High School N 33 after Nalbandyan|
|Kapan School N 5||Akunk School of Kotayk region||Yerevan School N 116|
|Eurasia International University College||Yerevan School N 57||Yerevan School N 12 after V. Hambardzumuan|
|Vagharshapat High School after Grigor Narekatsy||Vagharshapat High School after Grigor Narekatsy||Vagharshapat High School after Grigor Narekatsy|
|Yerevan School after Garegin Njdeh N 161||Maisyan Secondary School||Maisyan Secondary School|
|Secondary School after L. Jivan of Armavir Region||Secondary School after L. Jivan of Armavir Region||Yerevan School N 135|
|Ashtarak School N 2||Karhanian Educational Center of Vanadzor||Yerevan School N 154|
|Vagharshapat High School after Grigor Narekatsy||Vanadzor High School N 10 after Sayat Nova||Vanadzor School N 24 after Gevorg Chaush|
|Yerevan School N 20 after John Kirakosian||Armavir School after Pakumyan||Armavir School after Pakumyan, Lernagog|
|School after Hrant Matevosyan||Ijevan School N 4||Yerevan School N 186|
|Orange Armenia Volunteers|
Safer Internet 2014. over 300 teachers of 150 schools re-trained
February 24, 2014: Over 160 teachers of Yerevan's 150 secondary schools have participated in trainings between February 14 and February 24, the Internet Safety Module for Parents has been introduced. Over 300 teachers participated in the 'Wikipedia as a Safe Environment ' and 'Writing Articles for Wikipedia " courses.
The trainings are held in frames of the 'Safer Internet 2014' project aimed at empowering children and parents, students and educators and providing them with tools and educational materials to help use new technologies effectively and safely.
Safer Internet Armenia 2014 is implemented by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia with support of Orange Armenia, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, National Center of Educational Technologies, Yerevan City Municipality. See Photos
Safer Internet 2014. Internet Safety Open Lesson at School N 186
February 17, 2014. Internet Safety Open lesson organized at the Yerevan Secondary School N 186 marked the launch of the Safer Internet 2014 activities in Armenia this year. Journalists gathered at the school to listen to children's opinions regarding their rights and responsibilities on the Internet. The Best Open Lesson and the Best Parental meeting competitions are announced among schools by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia and Orange Armenia. See Photos...
Safer Internet 2014. Internet Safety Open Lesson at School after J. Kirakosian
February 17, 2014. Internet Safety Open Lesson is held in frames of the Safer Internet 2014 Armenia at the Yerevan Secondary School after John Kirakosian. The event has been organized and moderated by Naira Avetisyan. See photos here