Belinha S. De Abreu, PhD., is a global media literacy educator. She served as an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO's Communication & Information Section. Her research interests include media and information literacy education, educational technology, global perspectives, critical thinking, privacy & big data, young adults, and teacher training. Dr. De Abreu is the President of the International Council for Media Literacy (IC4ML) formerly known as the National Telemedia Council, and is the founder of the International Media Literacy Research Symposium (IMLRS) which has been held in the USA and Portugal. She is the recipient of the 2021 National Association for Media Literacy Education's Media Literacy Research Award.
Dr. De Abreu’s work has been featured in Knowledge Quest, Cable in the Classroom, Civic Media Project, and various other publications. She is the author of Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World (ALA: Neal-Schuman, 2022), Teaching Media Literacy (ALA: Neal-Schuman, 2019), Mobile Learning through Digital Media Literacy (Peter Lang, 2017), author/co-editor of the International Handbook of Media Literacy Education (Routledge, 2017), Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2016), Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (Routledge, 2014), and the author of Media Literacy, Social Networking and the Web 2.0 World for the K–12 Educator (Peter Lang, 2011).