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Drissia CHOUIT, Ph.D., is a Full Professor of Comparative Linguistics, Communication and Media Studies, and Member of the Research Laboratory LaRCIGALS, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco. She obtained her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Communication from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris III), France.

Since 10 January 2024, she is the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Studies in Letters, Human Sciences, Arts, and Education Sciences (CEDoc-LSHASE) at the Presidency of Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco.

Drissia CHOUIT is the Representative of Moulay Ismail University of Meknes to the UNESCO-UNAOC-UNITWIN University Network on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue; she has been very active in this University Network since its creation in June 2011 (https://www.unesco.org/en/milid-network) .

She was Globally elected as Co-Chair of the International Steering Committee (ISC) of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Alliance for the term 2023-2025 UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance | UNESCO. She is a Founding Member of MEDEA, Mediterranean Europe and Africa, launched in October 2023 https://medeamed.org/about-us/ and the Director and Host of the Series "International E- Seminars on Contemporary Issues in Media and Information Literacy (124) International E-Seminars on MIL - YouTube).

Former Consultant to UNESCO in Linguistics and Communication, she has ten years experience in Diplomacy and International Relations, and over twenty years experience in teaching Comparative Linguistics, Communication and Media Studies, with a focus on Meta-operational Linguistics, Media Linguistics, News Literacy, and Information Literacy in the Digital Age. She has also taught Communication and Leadership, Communication and Translation, Study Skills and Research Methods, Grammar in Context, and Academic Writing.

She has a number of publications, lectures as guest speaker, and papers presented at international conferences on Meta-operational Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Communication Strategies, Linguistics and Translation, News Literacy, and Media and Information Literacy. For more details, see her ORCID ID (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9009-4394) which gives some of her works.



She was a Judge in the UNESCO MIL Alliance Awards Committee 2020 and Spokesperson on behalf of the Judges in the Announcement of the UNESCO MIL Alliance Awards Winners 2020, which took place on 30 October 2020 at the closing ceremony of the Global MIL Week 2020, organized by UNESCO and the Republic of Korea (http://www.gmil2020.com/2020_en/p1.html?s=21) ; and Judge in the First Edition of the Global MIL Youth Hackathon Evaluation Committee 2018 https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-supports-launch-global-media-and-information-literacy-youth-hackathon.

She was a Member of the International Organizing Committee of the Global MIL Week 2017, organized by UNESCO and Jamaica on 24 October- 1st November 2017 (https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/milweek17_concept_note.pdf) ; Member of the Scientific Committee of the Global MIL Week 2019, organized by UNESCO and Sweden on 24-31 October 2019 ( https://en.unesco.org/events/global-media-and-information-literacy-week-2019 ); and Member of the International Organizing Committee of the Global MIL Week 2020, organized by UNESCO and the Republic of Korea on 24-31 October 2020 file:///C:/Users/dell/Downloads/GMW2020%20Concept%20Note_EN%20(3).pdf.

She is also a Member of the UNESCO Chair Forum University and Heritage (FUUH); and a Member the Association of Linguists CRELINGUA (Centre de Recherche de Linguistique Anglaise), Sorbonne Nouvelle University ( Paris III).

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