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Media Literacy Card Game

Media Literacy card game

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The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Office in Thailand promotes critical thinking to combat false news - in a playful way.

In 2019, FNF Thailand’s Media Literacy Card Game was presented at the World Forum for Democracy (WFD) in Strasbourg, France, among ground-breaking initiatives that build resilient societies to counter disinformation, and help analyze, process, and understand information.

Under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act of 2017, sharing of alleged fake news can result in imprisonment or financial penalties. The military government used this law against the democratic opposition. This shows: tackling fake news by law has the potential to stifle free speech. That’s why FNF calls for education instead of censorship.

The office in Thailand created the Media Literacy Card Game to teach a critical approach to media content. Developed in 2017 with the Thai Media Fund, the card game is intended for primary and secondary students. The game presents situations young people face in everyday life. It provokes participants to thoroughly and critically assess how issues affect their media consumption behavior through five key questions:

Developed in 2017 with the Thai Media Fund, the card game is intended for primary and secondary students. The game presents situations young people face in everyday life. It provokes participants to thoroughly and critically assess how issues affect their media consumption behavior through five key questions:

Who created this message?

Which techniques are used to attract my attention?

How might different people interpret this message?

Which lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented, or missing?

Why is this message being sent?

 “The game has been introduced to more than 600 Thai and international students. We continue to receive a high volume of requests from schools and civil society organizations so that they get oriented on this edutainment tool,” said Mary Dusadeeisariyakul, FNF Thailand Program Manager.