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TRi Facts “Election fact-checking and verification” 2019 Workshop for Nigerian Journalists

TRi Facts is looking for fact-checking champions to help build in-house fact-checking capacity within media organisations to improve the quality of election reporting and fostering a wider culture of fact-checking.

Application Deadline: 28th December 2018.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Nigeria

About the Award: In January 2019, TRi Facts will be facilitating a fact-checking training workshop for mid-career journalists in Nigeria: Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Enugu. The workshop takes standard fact-checking methodology, demonstrated using political and election-specific examples, and integrates it with best-practice lessons on political and election reporting, from interview techniques through to ethics and safety, and includes animated discussions around accuracy, responsibility, and bias in political coverage.

Type: Workshop

Selection Criteria: You will need the following:

  • Be prepared to commit yourself to a two day training workshop.
  • Champion fact-checkers within your organisation and partner organisations.
  • Commit to produce fact-checking reports (on a regular basis)

Number of Awards: Twenty journalists in each city will be accepted on this programme

Value of Award: All expenses including lodging and meals related to participation in the training programme will be covered by the organiser. This funding does not cover salaries, each successful delegate will receive $30,00. There is no payment for submission of fact-checking reports.

On completion of the programmes, TRi Facts will provide:

  • A certificate of completion.
  • An opportunity to have your fact-checking reports distributed via Africa Check’s channels should they meet certain standards.

How to Apply: 

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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