By: Jemuel Davis
Dubawa a Nigerian-based fact Checking institution has completed a three-day training for journalists from both print and broadcast institutions across Liberia.
The three-day training held under the theme: Steaming The spread of misinformation to advance good governance and Democracy in Liberia climaxed in Monrovia.
During the closing of the training, the executive director of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and Dubawa, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi encouraged journalists of Liberia to exercise their work with professionalism and decency what they have learned in the training.
‘The work that we do has consequences of great value and if we can do it better it will lead us into very important height, so I will appeal to you to do our work with professionalism and decency and if we do it so, it is the society that will profit from it,” he said.
Reassuring his commitment to The Stage Media (TSM) partner in progress the Executive Director of PTCIJ applauded the TSM family for the tremendous effort in bringing together journalists from across the country.
”We will continue to strengthen our partnership with The Stage Media (TSM) to help fight the spread of misinformation and disinformation in the country,” Mr. Olorunyomi added.
For her part, the co-partner of TSM, Bettie Johnson-Mbayo challenged participants of the training to make use out of the knowledge gained by going in-depth of claims made by any public officials using the process of fact-checking.
She also noted that journalism should not be used as a stepping stone to go into another profession because it is so unique in every given society.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Miama Pewee who felt thrilled by the presentation during the training extended thanks and appreciation to the facilitators for the impartation.
“The presence of Dubawa in Liberia for a couple of days has made me to developed interest in fact checking she concluded”