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Attention bloggers: blog better and read more blogs - the EU Infocom commissar demands it.

Oh yes she does:

"In a digital era, media literacy is crucial for achieving full and active citizenship," said Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding. "The ability to read and write – or traditional literacy – is no longer sufficient in this day and age. People need a greater awareness of how to express themselves effectively, and how to interpret what others are saying, especially on blogs, via search engines or in advertising. Everyone (old and young) needs to get to grips with the new digital world in which we live. For this, continuous information and education is more important than regulation."

Maybe all those degrees in media studies have a value after all.

Meanwhile, in a disturbing development my old sparring partner La Redding makes a comment I largely agree with, "I believe that especially with regard to advertising, promoting media literacy is a much more appropriate approach than advocating advertising bans, which I oppose". I am sure it will not happen again any time soon.

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Blogger Ed said... 3:15 pm

I don't want to be a full and active EUCit, I think I had better stop "blogging"...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:38 pm

It does rather worry, doesn't it?  



Blogger flashgordonnz said... 6:58 pm

"media literacy is crucial for achieving full and active citizenship,"
That sounds like a threat. What happens to me and my freedom of movement if I am only awarded partial-citizenship?  



Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 1:01 am

flashgordonzz - you're being paranoid.
Mind you, I am a liottle surprised by this sort of remark from the burgeoining Fourth Reich  



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