AfricaCheck Election Fact-Checking and Verification Training Workshop 2019 (Funded)
Deadline: December 28, 2018
Applications are open for the AfricaCheck Election Fact-Checking and Verification Training Workshop 2019. 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.
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.
- All expenses including lodging and meals related to participation in the training program will be covered by the organiser. This funding does not cover salaries, each successful delegate will receive $3,000. There is no payment for submission of fact-checking reports.
- On completion of the program, 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.
- Open to mid-career journalists in Nigeria;
- Applicants should be in one of these cities: Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Enugu;
- You must 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).
For more information, visit AfricaCheck.