In her lecture "Women Shaping Women, One Image at a Time", Dr. Jayne Cubbage discusses stereotypes of black women in media and presents media literacy as a key solution.
Do we need new new teaching pedagogies nowadays with the emergence of different social platforms?
Dr. Claudia Kozman gave a lecture on deconstructing extreme and radical messages in the Digital Age with reference to framing theories.
"Security in the Digital Age" hosted activism and digital security experts to discuss the security issues that faces human rights activists during war and conflict.
Dr. Hobbs showed participants how to recognize the techniques of propaganda and invited faculty participants to fight negative propaganda through education, specifically media and digital literacy education.
Dr. Henry Jenkins and Dr. Sangita Shresthova explored specific promises and challenges through a case study of American Muslim youth networks that confront the often harsh political climate of Post-9/11 America.
Dr. Jad Melki opened the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB) 2016 with a lecture about media literacy and the missions and goals of MDLAB.
How is the internet governed and regulated by governments, private sectors, and civil society and how this shapes the evolution and use of the Internet?
How is ISIS communicating with the world ? What tools is it using to spread its ideology?
"Governments are tracking you no matter what you do!" During MDLAB 2015, Dr. Moses Shumow covered the definition of privacy and showed the difference between the concept of privacy before and after
MDLAB works on the expansion of media and digital literacy education in the Arab world by providing the needed training, curricular material and resources, and motivating faculty to transfer what they learned to their institutions. So far, MDLAB has succeeded in introducing media and digital literacy to 30 Arab universities and a handful of schools in 12 Arab countries. The academy works on developing MDL curriculum that includes modules and training manuals including course plans, multimedia, and case studies.