19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) Declaration - 19th MIYD Declaration
Warm greetings of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!
We are pleased to circulate herewith the Declaration of the 19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Youth Deconstructing Fake News” that was held from 23rd to 27th of June 2019 at La Boss Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia.
The 19th MIYD was organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council, Commonwealth Youth Council, Malaysian Youth Council, Commonwealth Youth Innovation Hub, Royal Commonwealth Society, International Youth Center, and Belema Aid Foundation. After thorough deliberations through paper presentations, plenary sessions, and workshops, the participants put together this important outcome document, addressed to all the stakeholders in order to establish commitments and outcomes in pursuit of deconstructing fake news, tackling media illiteracy, and developing the essential skills that would critically evaluate information and mainstream media, are acknowledged and addressed.
With this, the participants of the 19th MIYD, recognised the importance of empowering and equipping young people with the right knowledge, skills, proper attitude, and approach for achieving media literacy and advocating against the spread of misinformation, disinformation, mal-information, and fake news. They shall continue to seek and generate other youth dialogues and advocate for legislations, policies, and programmes at all levels of society, in order to achieve a better and sustainable future for all.
Looking forward to seeing you all in another Dialogue!