Baltic International Summer School students will present their documentaries at LAMPA

The participants of the Baltic International Summer School (BISS) 2018 will present their final projects at the Conversation Festival LAMPA in Cēsis on June 29, 2018. During the discussion “Ten Little Stories on Media Literacy” students will talk about such topics as disinformation and critical thinking in the media environment.

Within the framework of the summer school’s theme “Media Literacy and Democracy: Baltic perspectives”, Latvian and foreign students have been working on their final projects – micro-documentaries. Through these films, students will inform their audiences about the importance of fact-checking, responsibilities of digital citizenship, fake news sites in Latvia, the traps of disinformation, as well as privacy policy and media literacy on Facebook.

Media literacy is a skill people have to keep developing their whole lives. For the second time, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) is going to give a chance to LAMPA's visitors to look at different aspects of media literacy and think more about their own habits of the media use and the ability to critically analyse it.

BISS is a summer education programme, which takes place at ViA for the 20th time from June 19th until June 30th in 2018. This year’s BISS programme is organised by  ViA in collaboration with the State Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, U.S. Embassy in Riga, University of Minnesota Morris, and Valmiera Municipality.

Information prepared by

Annija Nizina

Baltic International Summer School

Public Relations specialist