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Join us on summer school “Media Critical Thinking: An Educated and Skilled Society” ,17-19. August 2022 in Narva-Jõsuu, at the Meresuu Spa Hotel.

Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare and the British Council invite you to participate in the media literacy summer school “Media Critical Thinking: An Educated and Skilled Society” which will take place on August 17-19, 2022 in Narva-Jõsuu, at the Meresuu Spa Hotel.

The main objectives of the Summer School are to further develop media literacy skills by encouraging audiences/communities to be media co-creators, to think critically about media content and their own media habits, and to interact and collaborate with national and local media, creating an informal network for community and media exchange to feel free to express their opinions on important topics in a safe environment.

The summer school is intended for young people, community members and other target audiences and experts who are interested in modern media and the issues facing our society (presenting objective/truthful news, analysing propaganda material about the COVID 19 virus pandemic situation, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its impact on the Estonian and Russian speaking communities).

The main themes of the autumn school: 
– Disinformation, propaganda, privacy, information security and media culture.
– Media criticism (critical thinking, source analysis, analysis of media and information.
– Media production (blogging, writing articles, videos, creating digital media).
– Media behaviour habits (Media consumption habits in different age groups and reliability of media channels)
– Democratic values (Participation and freedom of expression)

By participating in the programme, together we create an independent perspective and promote professional discussion about the role of modern media in society. The development of constructive knowledge and media literacy skills will allow for more in-depth critical thinking and the prompt handling of data. The summer school will enable all participants to share their experiences and constructive ideas, and to find answers to their questions.

Practical information
– The summer school will take place on 17-19 August 2022 in Narva-Jõesuu, at Spa Hotel Meresuu, Aia 48a, Narva-Jõesuu
– Participation is free!
– Participants will be provided with accommodation (for participants living far away from Narva-Jõesuu e.g. from Harju County), food (coffee breaks, lunches and dinner) and an interesting and informative programme! There will also be an opportunity to visit a spa!
– Wheelchair access for those with special needs, special requests for meals and support persons.
– Working languages: Estonian and Russian (some trainings will be held in English as well, an interpreter will be provided if needed).

Registration is open until 14 August 2022 at
Participation is free!!! Places are limited!

17 August 2022 Arrival, briefing and dinner.
17.00 – 17.00 Registration and check-in.
17.30 – 19.00 Programme introduction, introduction to the participants and teamwork.
19.00 – 20.00 Evening Dinner
20.00 – 22.00 Free time

18 August 2022 Part I of the Summer School “Media Criticism and Media Habits
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 11.45 “Media Habits” (Media consumption at different age groups and reliability of media channels) – Andres Jõesaar, associate professor of media policy at Tallinn University, Baltic University Institute of Film, Media and Arts (online)
11.30 – 11.45 Brief Panel Discussion
11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.00 “Problems of Media in the Modern World: Disinformation, Propaganda and Privacy” – by Barbi Pilvre, researcher, Tallinn University
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.45 Media criticism (critical thinking, source analysis, media and information analysis, information security, media culture, reputation) – Baltic Centre of Media Excellence , TBC
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 “Trust in Estonian media and the level of media literacy of citizens in the eyes of regional media”, Erik Kalda, executive editor, North Coast newspaper
17.00 – 17.30 Summing up of the day and feedback.
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner

19 August 2022 Part II of the Summer School “Media Production” (writing news, articles and blogs, video and radio production and digital media).
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast.
10.00 – 11.45 “News – a practical genre-based approach” – Olesya Lagashina, freelance journalist/expert.
11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.00 “Fundamentals of radio journalism and its secrets” – Dina Telvar, journalist, Radio 4
13.0 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Practical workshops:
“Basics of video editing and editing” – Alexander Glimbaugh, cameraman.
“Digital media skills that are valued in the job market”, Vasily Golikov, trainer.
“Tips for the novice photojournalist and editor”, Ilya Smirnov, photojournalist/journalist.
15.00 – 16.15 Discussion.
16.15 – 16.30 Conclusion.

Questions: E-mail:, tel. 55602993

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