Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023 Feature Conference

The twelfth edition of Global Media and Information Literacy Week will be co-organized by UNESCO and the Government of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 23 – 25 October under the theme “Media and Information Literacy in Digital Spaces”. It will be attended by representatives of the government, civil society, media practitioners, academics, youth, and other relevant stakeholders.

The International Conference of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023, will include:

  • Plenary sessions and side events organized by UNESCO and local/global partners.
  • The Fifth Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon: 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.
  •  A Youth Newsroom: hosted by a local institution or university that will bring together young people (especially journalism students and youth with a media background) from around the world to actively participate as budding journalists during the event and produce news coverage.  

UNESCO strives to equip youth with Media and Information Literacy and digital competencies, to enhance their capacities to access and verify information and media content and to better harness the power of technology. When empowered, youth can become critical thinkers who can make informed choices about how they participate in peace building, equality, freedom of expression, dialogue, access to information, and sustainable development. They can also become peer-educators, and co-leaders in media and information literacy development, as well as co-creators of tools and resources. Media and information literate youth can contribute to upscaling Media and Information Literacy in digital spaces.

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