About the Hackathon

Media and Information Literacy Hackathon” project aims to foster the development of innovative solutions to address media and information literacy challenges and combat computational propaganda in Armenia. By engaging young people, tech specialists, media practitioners, and media literacy experts, the program aims to raise awareness, build capacity, and create effective solutions to promote critical thinking and resilience against propaganda.

The goal of the Hack2Check hackathon is to foster the development of innovative solutions to address media and information literacy (MIL) challenges and combat computational propaganda in Armenia. By engaging young people, tech specialists, media practitioners, and media literacy experts, the program aims to raise awareness, build capacity, and create effective solutions to promote critical thinking and resilience against propaganda.

Propose an idea with technological solutions that will help promote media and information literacy in the areas listed below, promoting behavioral change in target groups:

AGENDA

The Hackathon will take place at the AGBU Armenia office located at Melik-Adamyan 2/2 in Yerevan. Teams will have access to the venue 24 hours. Food will be provided for all participants during the Hackathon. Further details will be provided during information sessions.

May 25-26, 2024, AGBU Armenia (Melik-Adamyan 2/2, Yerevan)

To view the agenda, download the PDF file

An expert group will be formed to discuss emerging issues related to media literacy, fact checking and propaganda.
Four special outreach meetups will be organized in Yerevan, Gyumri, and Vanadzor, engaging local experts to present challenges Armenian society faces regarding propaganda and media literacy.
One hackathon event will be organized, lasting for two days, that brings together approximately 50 young Armenians, including university students, tech specialists, media practitioners, and media literacy experts. 

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