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11th June, 2021

DCMS Committee Digital Literacy event

Event Details

11th June, 2021
14:00 - 15:00

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee are hosting a panel event discussing ‘Digital Literacies for a Healthy Democracy’. The event is led by Dr Elinor Carmi, parliamentary academic fellow with the DCMS Committee and postdoctoral research associate at Liverpool University.

The event will bring together experts to share their insights around digital literacy in different contexts:

  • Seyi Akiwowo, Founder and Executive Director of Glitch UK
  • Hafsha Dadabhai Shaikh, Director at Get Families Talking
  • Sally Dyson, Head of Digital and Development at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
  • Professor Simeon Yates, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Liverpool University

The panel will also consider the Online Safety Bill, which is expected to be published in draft form for pre-legislative scrutiny this year. The panel will begin with questions prepared by Dr Carni, after which there will be an opportunity for them to take questions from the audience.

We anticipate the event will be attended by interested digital literacy practitioners, academics, civil society leaders and policymakers from both the UK and internationally.

Links to the event will be sent out a few days before the event along with a reminder.

Event information

Attendees to the event may have the option to ask questions to the panel through the Zoom Q&A function, which will then be put to the panel by Dr Carmi. This event will be made available after the event. Anyone who cannot attend will be able to watch afterwards.

This event is being recorded and the video will be available to view on House of Commons channels. We ask that participants turn their cameras off during the session.

Insights from the event will be included in a final report for the DCMS Committee entitled “Digital Literacies for a Healthy Democracy”. As leaders in the space, we would value you participation and contribution to this work.


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