Dubawa fact-checking fellowship 2020, a project of The Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), has commenced.
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The fellowship brings together journalists from print, electronic and online media from Nigeria and Ghana.
It will last for six months, from July to December 2020.
The selected journalists will undergo a four-day virtual intensive training at the beginning of the fellowship.
The selected journalists will be taken through courses on the information disorder ecosystem, news industry transformation, research and data journalism, investigative journalism, and fact-checking/verification as an innovation to today’s journalism.
The training commences on Tuesday, July 14, and ends on Friday, July 17.
Fellows will be tackling misinformation and holding political elites accountable for their words and actions.
They will also expand the reach of verified information to grassroots communities that are targeted constituencies for political, social and cultural disinformation so they are adequately equipped to hold political elites accountable.
In addition, they are required to pass on knowledge gained to newsrooms and train journalists in the organizations they represent and beyond.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng's politics and current affairs reporter, Nurudeen Lawal, is one of the selected journalists for the Dubawa fact-checking fellows 2020.
The Dubawa Fellowship is supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung Foundation Abuja office. AND National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
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