Digital Media Literacy: Sweden

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Who are some more of the key players in the digital media literacy space in Sweden?

The two additional key players in the digital media literacy space in Sweden are the Research Institute of Sweden and the Consortium for Media Literacy. RISE is a government-owned organization working on a number of different issues to better the Swedish society at large, including digital media literacy through its work as a counsel for the Protection of Democratic Dialogue. Consortium for Media Literacy is a non-government organization founded in 2008 that aims to highlight the role of global media in citizenship, education and health. Our full findings have been compiled in the "3 — DML Players" tab of the attached spreadsheet.

RISE — Research Institutes of Sweden

  • Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) is a government-owned research organization in Sweden. It tackles different issues, from physics and technology, to social issues such as digital media literacy.
  • As part of its work targeted towards improving digital media literacy in Sweden, RISE acts as a counsel for the Protection of Democratic Dialogue. This is a newly-formed function by the Swedish government that has an aim of "leading a national initiative on media and information literacy in Sweden for the population at large."
  • The initiative is focused on targeting special interest groups, such as older adults in the next two years.

Consortium for Media Literacy

  • Consortium for Media Literacy is a non-government organization founded in 2008 that aims to highlight the role of global media in citizenship, education and health through "the design and delivery of research-based implementation programs for youth, educators, parents and adults."
  • The organization is focused on raising the level of media literacy, including digital media literacy in Sweden to a global level, by partnering with private companies, government entities, organizations, and events to provide different ways of engaging and educating the public.
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