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Public Policy Status of Media Literacy in Greece

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Α report on Greek media literacy public policy by Irene Andriopoulou, Secretariat General for Media & Communication. Reproduced from «Media & Learning News»,  January 2017

 

Media literacy policy from a public perspective is a long overdue and complicated issue in Greece. For years until the beginning of the 21st Century, it remained mostly under the academic umbrella as a theoretical school of thought about media. However, gradually it became clear that it is a public engagement responsibility that (should) involve actors from both the public and private fields, focusing on the emerging behaviorial patterns of users-consumers-producers that are multiplexed with the media industry. Read more of this post

A magnificent closing ceremony

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On Saturday December 10, a magnificent closing ceremony marked the closure of this year’s festival. It took place at the Conference Center of the Ilia Prefecture in Pyrgos and, among other things, it revolved around the awards for the 19th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and the 16th Camera Zizanio. Read more of this post

“EVERYTHING FOR THE CHILDREN!”

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On Saturday night, the Deputy Head of the Western Greece Prefecture, Mr Giorgos Georgiopoulos, declared the start of the 19th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in an amazingly crowded theater. The leading roles for the night were in the responsibility of some “ex-Zizania” of the Olympia Festival; meaning children that had been “recruited” to the festival by making their own films for Camera Zizanio – some of them at the very beginning, 19 years ago.

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10 YEARS OLD!

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If we should choose only one of the characteristics of Camera Zizanio 2016, we would have a hold on what nine children give us. Children unknown to one another: Max from America, Maia from Canada, Tobby from England, Stanislawa from Belgium, Artemis, Iasonas, Konstantis and Maximos from Greece, Zahra from Iran.

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Look Beyond Borders

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For the visual art of 16th Camera Zizanio’s  catalogue cover we selected the drawing of a 15-year-old refugee girl from Afghanistan, Sahar Rezai.

She survived from the war in her country, and after a laborious – due to her reduced mobility – and dangerous journey of 50 days, she travelled through the Aegean Sea but she got trapped in Greece when its borders were closed.

Now, in a camp of refugees, she spends the endless hours of immobility in her wheelchairs by drawing the big refugee odyssey, the disappointments and the dreams.

  • It is dedicated to all the children of the world who are seeking after a hospitable place to stand on and create.

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