Fact-checking Masterclass for Journalists
Debunk Media Initiative(DMI) is inviting all journalists and media practitioners to apply for a free fact-checking masterclasses that will equip a total of 40 journalists from Uganda with fact-checking and verification skills.
The Project will be divided into two trainings, two days each, targeting a maximum of 20 journalists per training within the central and northern regions of Uganda, respectively and the selected journalists will be trained in the following;
Fact-checking for journalists and why it is essential.
- Spotting mis and disinformation.
- Fact-checking processes and tools.
- The role of data in fact-checking.
- The role of journalists in fighting false information.
In January 2021, Debunk Media Initiative took part in a research project by Africa Check whose objective was to evaluate the Africa Facts network’s progress in fostering the practice of fact-checking across the continent. To ensure this success, Debunk Media Initiative was selected in 2022 as an implementing partner and our members took part in an in-depth training of trainers by Africa Check with support from Google, to strengthen the information ecosystem of Uganda.
Against this background, Debunk is sending out this call to implement the practice of fact-checking starting with journalists based in the country.
Submissions are open to all journalists, media practitioners within the mentioned regions of Uganda. Please note that the slots are limited and only those willing to attend both days of each training should apply.
Journalists must be 18 years and above.
Each applicant must have at least two samples of work they have published not later than 2020.
DATES AND VENUES FOR THE TRAINING.
Central region. MCI Media Hub Kabalagala. (21st and 22nd June 2023)
Northern region. NUMEC offices (11th and 12th July 2023)