Media Literacy and Social Responsibility of Educators in the Conditions of Information War: The Problem Statement


The article raises the need to develop theoretical, methodological, and practical principles of media literacy in various target groups traditionally not covered by media education (including adults and older persons). One of the key objectives is to promote the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Era (2014): privacy, digital security, and information handling ethics. Methodological research principles of media literacy and social responsibility are based on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches. The article shows that digital culture, the Internet, and computer algorithms are not morally neutral. There is a close link between media literacy and social responsibility and human rights. Therefore, the focus of this and future research is the question: to what extent do the media contribute to expanding human freedom. After all, there is a real danger – narrowing the sphere of freedom and manipulation of thought. The research also pays special attention to the adult people (who are not seriously involved in the media literacy development projects) and the role of educators’ social responsibility in the face of the hybrid war challenges.


media literacy, social responsibility, adult education, privacy, security, ethics

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Svyrydenko, D., & Terepyshchyi, S. (2020). Media Literacy and Social Responsibility of Educators in the Conditions of Information War: The Problem Statement. Studia Warmińskie, 57, 75–83.

Denys Svyrydenko
Serhii Terepyshchyi