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Media & Learning Association represented in Baku at the UNAOC 7th Global Forum

3000 people from all over the world took part in the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) which took place in Baku. Azerbaijan on 26-27 April. Set up in 2004 to explore the roots of polarisation between societies and to recommend a program of action to address this issue. A panel on media literacy moderated by Sally Reynolds from the Media & Learning Association included inputs from Alton Grizzle, Programme Specialist in Communication and Information with UNESCO, Maria Ranieri, Associate Professor of Educational Methods and Technology in the University of Florence, Renee Hobbs, Professor in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, Sanjay Asthana, Professor in Journalism at the Middle Tennessee State University, USA, Ali Hasanov Head of the Public Political Issues Department in Azerbaijan and Samia Bibars, Director of the Inter-Civilizations Department at the League of Arab States. Read a full report of the conference and this session in the May edition of the Media & Learning Newsletter.