IN – EDU Civic Hackathons winning teams of high school students from Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia designed and implemented awareness raising media and information literacy campaigns in January – May 2021.

Below you may find useful resources on topics such as fake news, hate speech, digital marketing, digital fingerprint, information disorder, fishing, cookies, freedom of expression, social media, digital identity, protection of personal data and privacy, etc., in Bulgarian, Croatian, Italian and Slovenian language.


Students MIL campaigns in Bulgaria

Over 500 000 students, teachers and parents developed their critical thinking thanks to the campaigns of the 7 winning school teams from the IN EDU Sofia Civic Hackathon on media and information literacy for high school students in Bulgaria. The campaigns of the winners cover topics such as fake news, hate speech, digital marketing, digital fingerprint, information disorder, fishing, cookies, freedom of expression, social media, digital identity, protection of personal data and privacy. The school teams managed to involve influencers and public figure and gain a huge outreach. All of these topics, which sound so complicated were presented simply through intriguing podcasts and video interviews, catchy social media posts, interesting blogs, posters and last but not least useful manual on media and information literacy. You may see detailed information below.
*All of the materials are available in Bulgarian.

MEDIAcated – the first Bulgarian podcast on media literacy

MEDIAcated from High School of Mathematics and Science "Prof. Emanuil Ivanov" won the first prize. They partnered with 7 official media websites, created 6 professional podcasts with well-known public figures and convinced more than 600 000 young people in their audience that no matter what we do for a living it is critically important to be media literate. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media.cated
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/media.cated/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/17bzWfNPS1ObJBJJYRF5xf
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSeJdi5yFG2CAj-riGOQQ4A
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mediacated

And 7 more platforms where you could listen the podcasts. See the full list here.

“The real and lasting achievements are always oriented towards others and the common good.” – Krasi Kircheva, astrologist. Hear out the whole interview on fake news about astrology here.  

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“I prefer to be a person who is true to themselves” – Aleksandra Petkanova, famous Bulgarian influencer and model. Hear out the whole interview on hate speech here

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“The professions of the future will require digital skills and digital competences” – Petar Sharkov, IT specialist. Hear out the whole interview on future jobs and information disorders here.

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OUR VOICE – A campaign led both online and offline

Our Voice from High School 30 „Bratya Miladinovi“ won second prize at the In EDU Sofia Civic Hackathon. They created a campaign with practical educational content focused on the development of critical thinking. They covered in-depth the topics about fishing, cookies and fake news by creating and disseminating posters, conducting research, taking interviews with parents and schoolmates. Their content is disseminated through several channels and engages three target groups – students, teachers and parents.

Website: https://www.ourvoice.space
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ourvoice30
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourvoice30/?hl=en
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORtIZnH_2O5PeqlHJlS5eQ
School website: http://30su-bg.com


Fake news – the challenge of the present. How to recognize and counteract them? Learn more here.

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Be healthy – be informed. Hear out the podcast “Your Voice” here.

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A different point of view – What do the adults know about the news online? What does the youth think? How to different people select their source of information? Read the opinions of students, parents and teachers here.

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MediaFilter – filter to be informed

MediaFilter is a project of the students from Language school Academic Lyudmil Stoyanov, who won the third prize. Their main aim is to create the first Google extension, which identifies the fake news in Bulgarian. Along with the development of this tool, they led many online and offline educational sessions with students, parents and teachers on the topic of media literacy. They have also produced posters and flyers and they continue to work on finalizing the Google tool.

Website: https://mediafilter.alle.bg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Media-Filter-104602538330183
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mediafiltr/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MediaFilter2

Media Literacy: Mission Possible.
A poster for one of the educational session led by the team in the Language school Academic Lyudmil Stoyanov.

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Clickbait: web content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page. It often contains sensational headlines. 

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Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

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