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Media/Digital Competence. The European and Italian Definition


In 2007, the European Union Commission issued a Communication titled A European approach to media literacy in the digital environment where media literacy is clearly defined as “the ability to access the media, to understand and to critically evaluate different aspects of the media and media contents and to create communications in a variety of contexts” (European Commission, 2007: 3). This paper discusses this definition and present the Italian way to it.