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Media literacy group formed to promote safe media environment

Published on Jul 31, 2012 6:00 AM

A new council to educate people on how to use the Internet responsibly, and advise the Government on media issues was formed on Tuesday.

Called the Media Literacy Council, its main role is to promote a 'safe, secure and civil media environment' through public education.

The national regulator, Media Development Authority (MDA), is behind the 21-member council, which will develop programmes to help people navigate the media, especially the Internet, the MDA said in a statement on Monday.

The council will tap on Government agencies, private sector companies, community groups and social media experts to raise awareness of media literacy issues and promote a safe media environment.

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