More media literacy for Saxony's schools

Diversity of perspectives at a glance: This is what the app from the award-winning German start-up "The Buzzard" offers. Now pupils in Saxony can use the app.

Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig and the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC) are cooperating with the start-up The Buzzard UG at the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year and are launching a project to strengthen media skills in Saxon schools.

"The brutalization of language, dissemination of disinformation, but also the often one-sided media consumption among young people were decisive for us to become active as a project sponsor and to finance this pilot project", says Stephan Seeger, Managing Director of the Media Foundation. "EIJC and its scientific director Prof. Dr. Michael Haller are the perfect partners for the content-related work with Buzzard", continues Seeger, who is also the Executive Director of the research institute.