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Media Awareness Network
This bilingual site is dedicated to promoting critical thinking in young people about the media. They conduct media education, research and provide information literacy resources for teachers, parents, and students.

Featured site resource:
New educational resources on media and global issues
These lessons, which were funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and are available free on MNet’s Web site, offer young people a better understanding of how media portrayals affect our view of global development issues. Developed in collaboration with educators from across Canada and designed to support social studies curricular outcomes, Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development includes four lessons in English and in French.


The lessons include the very topical Celebrities and World Issues, Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development, Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues, and Making Media for Democratic Citizenship. These resources are designed for secondary but the website also includes other resources on media literacy for elementary. The educational games on online hate, food marketing, privacy, cybersense, and critical thinking are amazing!



Human Rights Mashup: Google Earth Outreach Case Study
United States Holocaust Memorial Musuem: Crisis in Darfur
This ground breaking mashup allows you to see a genocide in progress in Darfur as Google Earth is used to track destroyed villages. Many questioned why Germans allowed the Holocaust to happen and why they stood by and did nothing. We are now witnesses of other genocides and what are we doing?

Elie Wiesel, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and a Holocaust survivor stated on June 5th as he toured Buchenwald with US President Obama, "Had the world learned, there would have been no Cambodia and no Rwanda and no Darfur and no Bosnia. Will the world ever learn?”

Source: Eyes on Darfur Amnesty International

Amnesty International's unprecedented Eyes On Darfur project leverages the power of high-resolution satellite imagery to provide unimpeachable evidence of the atrocities being committed in Darfur - enabling action by private citizens, policy makers and international courts. Eyes On Darfur also breaks new ground in protecting human rights by allowing people around the world to literally "watch over" and protect twelve intact, but highly vulnerable, villages using commercially available satellite imagery.
Source: Amnesty International

Source: Fatima Age 10 Darfuri refugee

Child Soldiers


New Film about child soldiers from Holland.