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‎Training in online media literacy for the elderly in Montana‎ and Vratsa

‎The online media literacy training is aimed at older people (55+) who use the internet and social networks (Facebook or others) but still do not know the risks there well enough, as well as what their opportunities are for better communication. ‎

‎The trainings are completely free of charge and are organized by the Media Literacy Coalition in partnership with ‎‎the Regional Library “Geo Milev” – Montana‎‎ City and Hristo Botev Regional Library – Vratsa. The mentor of the trainings is the famous journalist Miroslyuba Benatov. ‎

‎The trainings cover the following topics:‎

  • ‎How to identify false information online;‎
  • ‎How to distinguish credible from unreliable sources of information;‎
  • ‎How to recognize fake social media accounts‎;
  • ‎How to protect yourself from online scams;‎
  • ‎What are the risks associated with our personal data online
‎Montana
When: June 14, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ‎
Where: Geo Milev Regional Library, Pl. Zheravitsa 1
‎Vratsa
When: June 21, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ‎
Where: ‎Regional Library “Hristo Botev”, ‎43 Petropavlovska Street‎

About the lecturer:

Her mission as a journalist for over 20 years has been to tell exciting stories, reveal important details, present interesting personalities, ask questions, deal with conflicts and stand up for positions.‎

She has won dozens of awards, some of them international. More important of these are the Grand Prize “Chernorizets Hrabar” for investigative journalism, the Grand Prize “Valya Bulbina – journalism for the people” and the Grand Prize for Journalism “Sveti Vlas”, whose monetary equivalent she did not accept for ethical reasons.‎

‎Benatova worked at 168 Hours, BTV and Nova TV and writes for the magazines “Biographer”, “L’EUROPEO”, “Manager”, “Egoist”. She has been a TEDx talker in three editions in Bulgaria and is a lecturer in documentary cinema at the National University of National And World Art. She was ranked among the 100 most influential women in Bulgaria, as well as among the TOP 50 most influential Bulgarians on Facebook.‎ Her side occupations include taxi driving and being motivational speaker in the corporate world.‎

‎After thousands of reports, investigations and interviews, I believe there are no boring people, ‎‎ ‎‎only undiscovered plots.‎‎ MB‎

‎The SMART – Regional Communities project is funded ‎‎by the U.S. State Department’s Alumni TIES‎‎ ‎‎ Small Grant‎‎ Program‎