Malipayong Bulan sa Sinultian!
August is celebrated as National Language Month or Buwan ng Wika in the Philippines.
This National Language Month (Buwan ng Wika), Google and the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) launched the Cebuano version of #YOUTHink magazine to highlight the importance of local language diversity in battling misinformation.
#YOUTHink is a local youth-oriented magazine that aims to address misinformation through media and information literacy. Filled with helpful articles and essays, the 42-page publication comes in a fun and creative zine-style format. It covers several topics such as the types of misinformation and their negative effects, why context matters, how to identify a fact from an opinion, how to avoid falling for fake information, and more!
Watch the full video here:
Written by CANVAS Founder and Executive Director Gigi Alampay, a lawyer specializing in inforamtion and communciations technolocy law and policy, As commissioned and funded by Gzoogle in the Philippines, #YOUTHink was first published in January 2021.
The Cebuano version of the magazine was translated by teachers and trnaslators Hannah Aranas and Xi Zug.
The magazine includes letters and essays from several experts including former COMELEC Commissioner Atty. Luie Guia; infectious diseases specialist Dr. Edsel Salvana; scientist, and radio and TV speaker Dr. Reina Reyes; Ateneo de Manila University assistant professor of Philosophy Dr. Jacklyn Cleofas; and UP professor specializing in research on political communication and news media effects Dr. Clarissa David.
Bisaya Ni, Bai!
You may access the PDF copy of the magazine here: https://bit.ly/3x6YOyv (All rights reserved.)