Media Literacy APPG

First Registered: 16/12/2020 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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Forum for parliamentarians to discuss how to equip young people and wider society with the critical thinking skills needed today. To work with industry, regulators and businesses to put forward positive proposals for change.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Media Literacy

1. Democracy and Digital Technologies
02/02/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: (DAD0072) NewsWise is a cross-curricular news literacy project for 9-11 year olds in the UK, run by the

2. 24 March 2020
24/03/2020 - Inquiry: The future of journalism - Communications and Digital Committee
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Found: journalism in the UK. Today, we are focusing on digital literacy. Thank you very much for joining us from Paris

3. Democracy and Digital Technologies
02/02/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: environment that is clearly unfit for purpose. Social media companies are not designed to play such a significant

4. 24 March 2020
24/03/2020 - Inquiry: The future of journalism - Communications and Digital Committee
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Found: British journalism and the media. As you know, our focus today is on media literacy. Please introduce yourself

5. NewsGuard Technologies - written evidence
11/06/2019 - Inquiry: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global media freedom - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: NewsGuard[1] was founded on the principle that media freedom can only survive – and be useful in ensuring

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Recent Speeches related to Media Literacy

1. Cairncross Review
06/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: subsequent false discrediting of the story on social media showed the financial value in misinformation. The - Speech Link
2: build a vibrant digital business behind a great media brand because, of course, journalism has changed - Speech Link
3: develop an online media literacy strategy and that the Government accept that social media and news aggregation - Speech Link

2. Social Media
11/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the Church of England’s social media community guidelines, published on 1 July, and what - Speech Link
2: constructive engagement across all national social media accounts run by the Church and the two Archbishops - Speech Link
3: first ever social media guidelines, which encourage positive engagement across social media accounts run by - Speech Link

3. Cairncross Review
12/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: non-profit news publishers. Although we have a different media landscape, as the review sets out, charitable status - Speech Link
2: read out. There is a serious challenge to local media. Dame Frances set it out very bleakly in her report - Speech Link
3: print. There is still some good journalism in all media, but let us recognise that the bus left long ago - Speech Link

4. Online Harms White Paper
30/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: crucial area, and much, although not all, of the media coverage has also been supportive. However, I would - Speech Link
2: commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and it was published in January 2019 - Speech Link
3: difficult areas here. There is an overlap between print media organisations and their online publications, and - Speech Link

5. Data Strategy
24/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: champion for the UK was the shocking lack of data literacy within government. What plans does the Minister - Speech Link
2: will never be successful without raising data literacy skills, not only within government but across - Speech Link
3: the Government have unilaterally ended the daily media briefing, how do they now intend to publicise regularly - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Media Literacy
1. Literacy
asked by: Scott Benton
... what steps he is taking to encourage people to take part in adult literacy programmes in (a) Blackpool and (b) England.

2. Literacy
asked by: Baroness Rebuck
... and (2) for one-to-one tutoring for those in greatest need returning to school after the COVID-19 lockdown.

3. Literacy
asked by: Baroness Rebuck
... and (3) what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate funding is available for that programme.

4. Literacy
asked by: Jeremy Hunt
... (b) at OECD literacy level 1 and (c) at OECD literacy level 2 in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

5. Literacy
asked by: Lord Bird
... to increase literacy levels in England

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 16th December 2020
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick Portrait
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 16th December 2020
1 APPG Membership
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 16th December 2020
Damian Hinds Portrait
Damian Hinds
Vice Chair
Conservative - East Hampshire
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Damian Collins MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7072.


Public Enquiry Point:

Solomon Elliott, The Student View, Electric Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LA. Tel: 020 3923 0283



The Student View acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
23 Nov 2020
The Student View
Secretariat   From : 23/11/2020 To : 22/11/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Media Literacy APPG