African Media and Information Literacy (MIL) INDEX Study

African research/ MIRH/ 04 October 2022

By: DW Akademie

The African Media and Information Literacy (MIL) INDEX study, conducted by the Deutsche Welle (DW) Akademie, seeks to find out how young people in six African countries access, use, create, and engage with media and digital sources of information.

The study was conducted between 2018 and 2020 in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, and Uganda.

Each country report offers a detailed description of the results as per these five dimensions of media literacy, in addition to a summarised factsheet at the beginning of each report. Overall, the results illustrate that “digital transformation is taking hold on the African continent, especially in urban settings – and yet it is a two-tiered transformation.

Africa’s youth is challenged by this new media and information environment. Many experience disinformation, cyber bullying or hate speech on a daily basis.

You can find the study conducted in the six countries individually using the following link.

Read the Studies:

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