As part of the fight against the manipulation of information, and in addition to the bill currently under debate in the National Assembly and the Senate, Françoise Nyssen continues and intensifies the implementation of the ambitious plan of media and information literacy, launched in March 2018 during the School Press and Media Week. This plan is accompanied by a doubling of the budget from €3 million to €6 million per year. The relevance of these commitments for an intensification of media and information literacy initiatives is confirmed by the study published by the Ministry of Culture with Médiamétrie on the youth behaviours (15-34 years) in access to information, which shows the beneficial and lasting effects of media and information literacy. A third of the young people surveyed who say they have benefited from a media education action consult information content more frequently and in greater quantities; they have more of a reflex to verify the information they access.

This media and information literacy plan is divided into three components:

- As of June 7, a platform for deciphering information and media education hosted on the Franceinfo website was launched, bringing together all the programs of public audiovisual companies (France Télévisions, Radio France, Arte, France Médias Monde, INA, TV5Monde);

- In line with the commitments made by Françoise Nyssen, funds dedicated to support associations have been increased by 50%, from €3 million to €4.5 million. Thanks to this, starting this week, the Ministry of Culture will transmit to the Regional Cultural Affairs Directorates the specifications of the future regional calls for projects for media and information education associations. In the coming weeks, the DRAC will be able to launch calls for projects to mobilize local associations and information professionals and support their media education projects.

- Starting in the fall of 2018, youth from the civic service will accompany libraries and media libraries in the organization of media education activities in 5 experimental territories: Charente, Puy-de-- CharenteDome, Cantal, Val d'Oise and Valencia Romans Agglo. This program will continue until it reaches 400 youth of the civic service deployed for the fall 2019. This program, built with Unis-Cité to recruit and deploy youth of the civic service in libraries, as well as the AFEV (Association of the student foundation for the city) for the training of these young people, aims to develop media and information literacy in libraries, in line with the library plan “Open More, Open Better”.

Beyond these measures, media and information literacy will continue to be promoted through the new provisions included in the proposed law on information manipulation.

Indeed, at the initiative of the rapporteur of the text Bruno Studer, MEPs adopted several amendments in the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education amending the Education Code in order to make better use of the training of pupils in critical information analysis, particularly in its dissemination on the internet.  The Higher Schools for Teaching and Education (ESPE) will also have to raise teachers' awareness of media and information issues. Finally, all television channels (and not just public service channels) will henceforth have to contribute to media and information education, on the basis of commitments included in the agreements signed with the CSA.

The implementation of these new obligations will be based in particular on a strengthened partnership between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of National Education. The agreement between the Ministry of Culture and CLEMI (Centre for Media and Information Literacy, operator of the Ministry of National Education) will be renewed in 2018 to integrate these requirements.