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Dubawa Fellowship 2020 Begins Fact-Checking Training

The Dubawa Fellowship, Supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung Foundation Abuja office and the National Endowment for Democracy has commenced a four-day intensive virtual training for Dubawa’s fact-checking fellows 2020.

This is contained in a statement by the officer in charge of the project, Temilade Onilede.

The statement notes that the essence of the fellowship is to tackle misinformation and hold political elites accountable for their words and actions.

It maintains that the fellowship also aims at expanding the reach of verified information to grassroots communities that are targeted constituencies for political, social and cultural disinformation.

The statement also indicates that participants for the fellowship includes interested journalists and researchers in Nigeria and Ghana.

It adds that the six-month fact-checking fellowship which kicks off this month is scheduled to end by December this year.

The Dubawa Fact-Checking Fellowship promotes accountability of public institutions and political office holders by strengthening the individual capacity of journalists to critically examine public statements and support the establishment of fact-checking desks in various newsrooms.

Adedayo Adelowo

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