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Research Paper | Political Science | Somalia | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
An Exploratory Study for the Impact of Media Literacy on Political Participation. (Case Study on Somali Nation University) Mogadishu Somalia
Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory article was to investigate into how media literacy affects political participation. The study used a mixed-methods approach that included participant focus groups and surveys. Participants from the qualitative investigation were employed to collect data and measure media literacy. Participants said that a better understanding how media messages affect public opinion and policy choices helped them make more informed decisions and engage in politics. Participants also stressed the significance of digital media literacy, which includes the capacity to analyze online sources critically and use digital platforms. The findings of this study showed a strong correlation between political participation and media literacy. Higher media literacy performers were likelier to engage in political discussion, look for various information sources, and participate in political advocacy. In addition, those with more excellent media literacy scores were less susceptible to being persuaded by propaganda and false information. The research in this essay points to the importance of media literacy in fostering informed and active citizenship. Media literacy can enable people to participate in political dialogue and promote social and political change by encouraging critical thinking abilities and a thorough awareness of the media landscape. The importance of media literacy education as a priority for fostering informed and involved citizenship is highlighted by these findings, which have significant policy and educational effects on Somali national university) Mogadishu Somalia.
Keywords: Media, Literacy, Politics, Political Participation
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 721 - 726