Technology and digitalisation
The creative economy, in some ways, defies definition almost by definition. But its significant 3% contribution to global gross domestic product (GDP) makes it a powerful emerging economic sector that is being strengthened by a surge in digitalization and services.
Social media conglomerates are often looked upon with suspicion when it comes to the management of their platforms and collaboration for social development. Media and information literacy is a potent way to help people to critically navigate these information superhighways while enabling them to understand that they have the autonomy to choose what they do online or not.
Arts Council Korea signed a 'Big Data Sharing Work Agreement for Data Convergence, Cooperation, and Proliferation'.
Following the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2019 Feature Conference on 24-25 September 2019, young people shed light on issues related to MIL that are most relevant to them at the Youth Agenda Forum. The Youth Agenda Forum was co-organized by the Region Västra Götaland and UNESCO, in cooperation with, among others, the Youth Sub-Committee of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the University of Gothenburg.
Ukrainian Cultural Fund, subordinate to the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Digital Transformation plan to work together on the creation of an electronic library.
African ministers responsible for communication, and information and communication technologies (CICT) have adopted the 2019 Sharm El Sheikh declaration, that puts special focus on the African Digital Transformation Strategy (DTS) and the African Union Communication and Advocacy Strategy (CAS), as well as the Union’s Brand and Communication Style Guideline.