Media Literacy APPG

First Registered: 16/12/2020 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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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.

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Recent Documents related to Media Literacy

1. Online Media Literacy Strategy
14/07/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport ONLINE STRATEGY LITERACYMEDIA JULY 2021 MINISTERIAL

2. Online Media Literacy Strategy
10/11/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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3. Online Media Literacy Strategy
14/07/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Policy paper Online Media Literacy Strategy This strategy and accompanying

4. 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

5. 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

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Recent Speeches related to Media Literacy

1. Publication of the Online Media Literacy Strategy
14/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: Government are today publishing our “Online Media Literacy Strategy”. This strategy is a complementary - Speech Link

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Office of Communications: Chair
18/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: regime which lies at the heart of our most trusted media, such as the BBC, does she agree that it would be - Speech Link
2: communications room is the urgent need for social media regulation, given its regularised misinformation - Speech Link

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

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: Scott Benton
... what steps he is taking to encourage people to take part in adult literacy programmes in (a) Blackpool and (b) England.

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

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5 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
2 APPG Memberships
London as a Global City , Mentoring
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
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
Financial Benefits Received
24 Apr 2021
Former APPG Officers
Damian Hinds Portrait
Damian Hinds
Vice Chair
Conservative - East Hampshire
Joined: 16th December 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021