A four-day intensive training exercise has started for 21 fellows expected to participate in the 2022\2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship.
The Stage Media (TSM) Fact-checker Gloria Wleh is among 21 fellows who kick-started the training on December 5, 2022, and runs to December 8, 2022.
The fellows are also drawn from Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, and Serra Leone, representing twenty (20) media institutions.
The virtual training is to equip fellows with the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools, ushering them into the fellowship proper.
After completing the four-day training sections, the three (3) months virtual fellowship named after media freedom advocate Professor Kwame Karikari will open to run from January – March 2023.
The Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship has been inspired by the urgent need to expand the reach of verified and accurate information to grassroots communities for political, social, and cultural misinformation and disinformation.
The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) makes the fellowship possible through its fact-checking project DUBAWA with funding support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Nigeria.