BENEDMO Top 10 selected media literacy interventions

Related project: EDMO II

There is a wide range of media literacy interventions related to disinformation. BENEDMO the flemish-dutch EDMO (European Digital Media Observatory) hub identified more than 100 interventions from no fewer than 76 different providers. This publication provides an overview of useful Dutch-language materials (teaching packages, games, videos, etc.) that media-savvy professionals can implement in their programs on disinformation and arrive at a selection of interventions that the BENEDMO consortium recommends.

Top 10 Interventions:

About the selection procedure:

Although there are several overviews of (educational) offerings, it is not easy for a teacher, librarian, youth worker or other media-savvy professional to gain insight into the usefulness of all these interventions. In addition, there is no generally recognised quality framework or quality mark with which these types of materials are assessed. To help them, BENEDMO selected a number of interventions that deserve a recommendation based on certain criteria and based on practical experience from the BENEDMO network. These criteria are:

  • The material is free.
    This means that it can be used and/or downloaded without payment, in some cases with a special login. This means that financial resources do not play a role in the accessibility of educational teaching materials.
  • The material is easy to use.
    This means that it can be used immediately, has a clear manual and does not require long training.
  • The material is recognisable for the target group.
    Topics and definitions are made understandable and presented accessible using images or cases that match the experiences of the intended target group.
  • The material can be used in various settings.
    This means that it can be used in schools, during 1-on-1 guidance and youth work.
  • The material can be adapted to your own context (by teacher, youth worker, librarian, etc.).
    For example, a creative commons license is essential for teaching materials and posters. For videos, the videos are “shareable”.
  • The material is timeless.
    This means that the intervention is not specifically tied to one event, such as the corona crisis. However, such cases can be given as examples.

Because it concerns a Flemish-Dutch collaboration, both Flemish and Dutch interventions are included in this inventory.


Read the full report (Dutch – Google translate) here: The ten Media Literacy interventions.