Our Impact

of participants ‘Strongly Agreed’ and ‘Agreed’ that they can understand the difference between rehabilitation and punishment following participation in our programme 87.9%
of participants ‘Strongly Agreed’ and ‘Agreed’ that they can identify hate speech following participation in our programme 74.5%
of participants ‘Strongly Agreed’ and ‘Agreed’ that they know which steps to take to verify a source following participation in our programme 92.0%
of young people strongly agreed and agreed that they could understand how the UK’s political system works following participation in our programme. 71.4%
of students strongly agreed and agreed that they could spot media bias following participation in our programme 72.5%

Our Mission

The UN declared a global infodemic in 2020. Until every eligible voter is given the tools to understand how their own government works and how to identify disinformation for themselves, extreme views and conspiracy theories will continue to grow and democracy will suffer.

Let’s make political and media literacy available to everyone, regardless of their socio-economic background, ethnicity, or gender and safeguard democracy and our rights for generations to come.

Our Awards

  • Democracy Pioneer 2020, Awarded by Nesta
  • Youth-Led Award 2018, Awarded by The British Youth Council.
  • Harrow Business Den Winner of 2016, Awarded by Harrow Council.

Political Literacy & Media Literacy Experts

Founded by Matteo Bergamini in 2015, Shout Out UK (SOUK) is a multi-award winning creative social enterprise on a mission to defend and amplify democracy by ensuring all citizens understand how their government functions through political literacy, are inoculated from disinformation and misinformation through media literacy and are given a chance to have a say in how their country is run through our own youth voice platform and various programmes.

SOUK has run some of the largest city-wide voter registration and voter awareness campaigns in the democratic world. Furthermore, its education programmes on Media & Political Literacy have been utilised to combat disinformation and extremism nationwide through Prevent, as well as translated into various languages and utilised in multiple countries.

SOUK has worked with a number of clients, including, but not limited to; the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Greater London Authority, the US Embassy in London, the US State Department and NATO.

Advocacy

Launched in January 2021, SOUK is currently providing the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) on Political Literacy, a coalition of MPs and Lords with the aim of bringing political and media literacy education to every single young person in Britain, regardless of socio-economic status.


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