Fourth Global Youth Hackathon on Media and Information Literacy


UNESCO strives to equip young people with media and information literacy skills, which build their abilities to access and verify information and media content and harness the power of digital technology. When empowered, young people can be co-leaders, co-creators and peer educators of the development and dissemination of media and information literacy. Young people who are media and information literate can help build a better and more resilient future, alongside their elders.

This year, the Youth Agenda Forum will take place throughout the Global Media and Information Literacy Week from 24-31 October in Abuja, Nigeria and online. The Forum will revolve around the theme “Media and information literate young people commit to cultivating trust and solidarity”.

The Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon is an opportunity for young people and youth organizations around the world to participate in creating innovative media and information literacy learning in a meaningful way.

UNESCO and its partners are calling on young people around the world between the ages of 18 and 35 to participate in this virtual hackathon to design innovative solutions to a defined set of social challenges, related to the areas below:

  1. Promote media and information literacy in digital spaces
  2. Media and information literacy in youth organisations: young people championing media and information literacy in cities
  3. Innovative ideas/solutions on media and information literacy to build trust in established institutions

Winning Hackathon teams will be showcased at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week Global Youth Agenda Forum on October 27 at 10:00 a.m. KST and will be recognized through a press release from UNESCO and various media channels.

Registration ends on October 3, 2022. All participating teams will receive a certificate of participation.


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