Media Literacy is gaining global attention in the face of the increasing menace of disinformation on various Internet platforms. The importance of Media and Information Literacy is buttressed by rising global concerns about the inability of people, even in highly literate societies, to distinguish fake from factual information. The different initiatives and programmes supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Nigeria have generated interest in Media and Information Literacy within and without academia. These activities have gingered discourse bound to birth further research and other developments in this area. The interest generated by and the outcomes of the series of UNESCO-supported workshops and other activities attest to this.

The Department of Mass Communication, University of Jos, Nigeria, which is the focal department on Media Information Literacy in the institution and a member of the UNITWIN Network, committed to promoting Media and Information Literacy, participated in various activities under the programme. The Department, with the support of UNESCO organised and hosted a workshop entitled “Tackling Religious Extremism and Terrorism in Nigeria Through Media and Information Literacy”. Four papers were presented and discussed at the workshop while the contributions and discussions among the participants made up of academics, students, civil society and religious groups, journalists, demonstrated the importance of and growing interest in Media and Information Literacy.

As a Department committed to advancing knowledge through research and publication, we, in collaboration with UNESCO, are compiling for publication, the papers/presentations at the various UNESCO-supported workshops on Media Information Literacy under the UNITWIN Network. To enrich the discourse, we hereby call for scholarly papers on various aspects of Media and Information Literacy for inclusion in the publication.  Papers could examine issues related to the following, among others:

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words stating the title and covering the objective and thesis of the paper, etc. should be sent to:




Abstract Deadline – March 30, 2019

Feedback on Abstracts – April 20, 2019

Submission of full papers for accepted abstracts:  June 30, 2019.

(Full papers typed double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, should not exceed 8,000 words, including references. Submissions should conform to the APA Referencing Style, 6th Edition).

Please note that papers will be subjected to blind peer review.

Further enquiry should be directed to the following email address:


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