The International Media Literacy Olympiad (IMLO) was founded by the International Media Literacy Club to promote media literacy among students and teens worldwide, identify top talent in the field, and integrate and share media literacy experiences across countries.
The International Media Literacy Olympiad from 2020 will be held each year in March in one of the partner countries.
The International Media Literacy Club is a non-governmental organization in the Islamic Republic of Iran that regularly holds art, media and media literacy workshops, media literacy training and research events and it produces television and cyberspace program in the areas of adolescence, modern media, and media literacy.
vision and goals of the Olympiad
- The International Media Literacy Olympiad is a science-educational event and by trying to identify different models of media literacy education in different countries, it is trying to spread inclusive media literacy education based on local differences in different countries.
- The goal of the International Media Literacy Olympiad is to share the experiences of native media literacy education across cultures and nationalities.
- Another goal of the International Media Literacy Olympiad is to address international issues of humanity caused by the media or to be resolved through the media.
- The International Media Literacy Olympiad, with its distinctive features of the third millennium, seeks to discover artistic and media talents to tackle global issues with local approaches.
- The International Media Literacy Olympiad is a scientific-educational event and will address all issues around the world in the light of media literacy to address these issues.
- All participants in this event will be subject to the laws of their country and abide by the laws of the host country.
- Posing sensitive topics (discrimination, schismatic content, etc.) is prohibited at this event except for criticism.
The structure of the International Media Literacy Olympiad is as follows:
- President: The president is the highest IMLO elected by the board of directors of the International Media Literacy Club. S/he is responsible for policymaking and overseeing the IMLO event process.
- Secretary: The Secretary is elected annually by the President. His/her duties include:
- Management the official website of the International Media Literacy Olympiad to address: IMLO.org
- Holding the first stage of the Olympiad under IMLO application (app design and support, design questions, an announcement of results, etc.)
- Managing the Olympics
- Executive Secretary: The Executive Secretary is a person in the host country selected by the President. The event is hosted by the Executive Secretary in the host country.
- Scientific Secretary: The Scientific Secretary represents the host country on the Scientific Committee.
- Scientific Committee: The Scientific Committee is the persons or representatives of governmental and non-governmental active organizations in the field of media literacy education in countries. Institution representatives must also have the scientific authority to become a member of the Scientific Committee. According to the support of the Media Literacy Olympiad for various political and cultural perspectives to promote media literacy, any number of non-governmental organizations alongside a government entity from one country can apply to become a member of the Scientific Committee. Any person or active entity in the field of media literacy education in a specific geographic area may submit a request to the President to the Scientific Committee by providing his / her activities. Active organizations in the field of media literacy after membership are recognized as affiliates of the Media Literacy Olympiad and every three years they submit a report of their activities in the field to the President for continued membership. The scientific design of IMLO is the responsibility of the scientific committee.
- Each member of the Scientific Committee can nominate a team of up to 6 people to participate in the IMLO.
- The scientific secretary can send the IMLO call to the schools of the host country. Students who intend to participate from a host country in IMLO, must take the first stage test and if they get a good score (to the secretary’s discretion) they can participate in IMLO.
- All participants must be 15 to 19 years of age.
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