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Fifth Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon

Theme: Youth powering media and information literacy in digital spaces

The UNESCO annual Global Media and Information Literacy Week is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacy for All.”

 The Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon is an integral part of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week Youth Agenda Forum. It is an opportunity for young people and youth organizations worldwide to participate in creating innovative MIL learning in meaningful ways. Following the previous four successful editions, the fifth Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon will be held during Global MIL Week 2023.

UNESCO and partners call on youth worldwide to participate in this virtual hackathon to design innovative solutions to a defined set of social challenges, in connection with the year’s theme: “Youth powering media and information literacy in digital spaces.”

Youth from schools, universities, youth centers, youth organizations, and young leaders from around the globe are invited to participate. The winning teams and the outcome of the Hackathon will be presented during the Global MIL Week Youth Agenda Forum 2023.

Timeline

  • 1 July 2023: Registration opens
  • 1 August 2023: Registration ends
  • Between 5-10 August 2023: Two-day mentoring on MIL and the hackathon
  • 15 August 30 September 2023: Hacking processes (teams meet to hack issues and develop solutions)
  • 1 October 2023: Deadline for submission of pitches (submission advised before the deadline)
  • 2-10 October 2023: Judging process
  • 25 October 2023: Announcement of winners and presentation of projects during the Global MIL Week 2023 Youth Agenda Forum.

Registration: https://indico.un.org/event/1005900/registrations/

For more information: https://www.unesco.org/en/media-information-literacy-week/fifth-youth-hackathon

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