Programme Overview 


Based on a UNESCO study, 54% of youth respondents didn't know how to respond to hate and extremist material they encounter online. However, on a more encouraging note, 92% of youth respondents embraced the idea that media and information literacy competencies can help to empower young people to protect themselves from radical and extremist groups and counter hate speech online.  


ASEAN is taking a concrete step to prevent misinformation and disinformation. In 2018, the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information adopted the Framework and Joint Statement to Minimise the Harmful Effects of Fake News. ASEAN has also launched its ASEAN Digital Literacy, which aims to promote greater cybersecurity as part of the fight against online disinformation. In addition, 2021 saw ASEAN develop a guideline of Training of Trainers programme that targets secondary school teachers, university tutors and lecturers to improve the digital information literacy of young people.  


To contribute to the effort, the ASEAN Foundation, with the support of, has partnered with Asia Centre to implement ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme (ADLP) from 2022 to 2023. The regional programme aims to combat misinformation and disinformation by providing digital literacy training for youth, teachers, parents, community leaders and government officials. The programme will include a strong awareness campaign element to ensure that the importance of media and information literacy is better understood by a wider audience and inspire people to become the agent of change that can help detect and prevent hoaxes and fake news from spreading.  


To achieve this, the ASEAN Foundation will work closely and collaboratively with Asia Centre Malaysia to recruit the Master Trainers to provide Training of Trainers workshops on Misinformation and Media literacy to underserved communities, teachers, educators, community leaders, government officials, and the elderly. 

Pre-requisites for Master Trainers:  

  • Aged 18 years or above  
  • Interest in the field of Media Information Literacy 
  • Good presentation skills 
  • Basic English Communication 
  • Access to stable internet and use of computer/laptop 

Responsibilities of Master Trainers: 

  • Participate in 20-hour trainings for Master Trainers (6 onsite [1 day] & 14 online) 
  • Train at least 100 underserved individuals (3 hours online) 
  • Online Reading (1 hour) 
  • Online Presentation (1 hour) 
  • Online Questionnaire (1 hour) 
  • Provide updates to Asia Centre on the End Beneficiaries Trainings 


  • Increased knowledge on mis/disinformation, hate speech and cyber security issues 
  • Opportunities to participate in the training program for free of charge 
  • Opportunities to network with other Master Trainers 
  • Certificate with Google, ASEAN Foundation and Asia Centre’s logo and signed by the relevant representatives 

For more information: [email protected], [email protected] 

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