EUROPEAN ECHOS 1 – Educational Citizen Media Magazine

An online magazine created by young people for young people under the guidance of youth workers. It uses modern media as a means to create engaging content and connect young people from different backgrounds on digital and active citizenship issues.

In the first Issue you can find:

  • Disinformation and Media Literacy

The article emphasizes the importance of media literacy in combating disinformation. The United Nations celebrates World Media and Information Literacy Week annually. Spanish experts from the Complutense University of Madrid highlight the dangers of misinformation, especially among the youth who often share unverified information. NATO has developed a program to detect disinformation more effectively. UNICEF’s study reveals that teenagers spend more time on screens than with friends, and media literacy is essential in fighting disinformation.

  • Digital Wellness

The increasing use of technology, especially among the youth, can lead to addiction and health issues. The article provides tips for a healthier relationship with technology, such as using blue light filters, setting screen time limits, and seeking professional help if needed.

  • Youth Rights in Digital Spaces

Young people are vulnerable to exploitation in digital spaces, facing risks like cyberbullying and exposure to inappropriate content. The article also touches on the implications of cookies and the importance of understanding and protecting one’s digital rights.

  • Media Identity Influence on Youth

Digital media plays a significant role in shaping the identities of young people. The article discusses the concept of media identity and how young people construct their identities in the digital age. The importance of being genuine and true to oneself in the face of external influences is emphasized.

  • Evaluating Media Information

The CRAAP criteria (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose) are introduced as a guideline to evaluate the credibility of information sources. Fact-checking is essential, especially in the age of fake news.

  • Pop Art Project

Two young students discuss their Pop Art projects, which address modern topics like globalization and mass consumption. A video by Kanal 21.

  • Portrait of the Artist: Halfpoint

Halfpoint, an independent Bielefeld (DE) based music producer, shares his journey and passion for electronic music. A video by Kanal 21.

  • CiMe Video Survey

A survey by Bennohaus gauges the media competence of the people of Münster and the importance of digital literacy in today’s age.