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Top 5 At 5: Decoding Media Literacy In the Digital Age

Darshini Kandasamy, Co-Founder of Malaysia Information Literacy Education (MILE) and CEO of Between the Lines

17-May-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Decoding Media Literacy In the Digital Age

Today's countdown includes:

5. After a small town in England is finding apostrophes missing from street signs, a NYT article has brought up scepticism on the need of apostrophes in modern times. We hear a clip from Andrew van der Spuy, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics from the University of the Witwaterstrand speaking to eNews Channel Africa, about whether apostrophes really matter, and if it can be considered an endangered species.

4. UTM has gotten backlash for denying the enrolment of an autistic person into their chemical industry degree programme. On this, we received a voice note from an autistic member of SIUMAN Collective, who is also an Augmentative and Alternative Communication user, on the question of inclusivity for persons with disabilities in higher education.

3. Following the release of the 2023 Global Adult Tobacco Survey showing e-cigarette use among young adults, the Health Ministry is committed to put the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Act 2024. We hear a clip from the Bigger Picture's interview with Assistant Professor Dr Farhan Rusli, a Public Health Medicine Specialist from IIUM on how enforcment should look like.

2. An attack on a police station in Ulu Tiram, Johor in the name of Jemaah Islamiyah has. Dina Zaman, co-founder of Iman Research, comments on the deadly incident, the rise of extremist groups, and the influence of geopolitical events in shaping radical sentiments.

1. Experts are psuhing for better media literacy to navigate today's vast information scenario. We interview Darshini Kandasamy, co-foudner of Malaysian Information Education (MILE) and CEO of Between the Lines, about how we can adapt.

Image credit: Loveischingarai, Shutterstock

Produced by: Alia Zefri, Sudais Ferhard

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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Categories:  internationalgovernmenteducation

Tags:  domestic terrorismlanguagedisability rightstobaccomedia literacy

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