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Mary Berkhout

Mary Berkhout-Nio  in front of the coloured glass windows of Sound & Vision

Mary Berkhout-Nio is program director of Netwerk Mediawijsheid, the Dutch network for media literacy. Together with more than 1,000 organizations - including schools, libraries, publishing houses, museums and media platforms - campaigns are conducted and knowledge is shared to teach everyone in the Netherlands about media literacy. Major successes are MediaMasters (cross-media game) and 'The Week of Media Literacy' with more than 150 activities throughout the country. It is managed by five core partners: Sound & Vision (secretary), ECP, Kennisnet, Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Omroep Human.

Mary Berkhout - Nio has always worked on the cutting edge of innovation, media and marketing. At KPN she led marketing teams and large innovation programs. After a sabbatical she started working in the public sector at Netwerk Mediahwijsheid.