As part of the World Media and Information Literacy Week, the EU Delegation to Ukraine has presented a comic book ‘Checkers vs Cheaters: How to spot real and fake stories in media space’.
The book has been prepared jointly with ‘Filter’, a national media literacy project of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. The comic book is aimed at schoolchildren aged 11-13.
It features two main heroes: Rita, a gifted rapper and musician, and Lora, aka “the Light of Meteora”, a YouTube-based scammer who has stolen Rita’s latest song and presented it as her own.
“It amused Lora’s fans online and left Rita annoyed and frustrated. But Rita has a friend – his name is Bohdan. He is keen on checking everything and he is not the one who gives up easily. Rita and Bohdan unearth a hefty online scam and while doing that they share a number of fact-checking and medlit tips,” the comic book synopsis reads.
This year’s World Media and Information Literacy Week takes place from 24-31 October.
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