Applications open for Dubawa’s Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship

DEADLINE: MAY 7, 2021— DUBAWA invites applications from journalists and researchers for the 2021 Kwame Karikari fact-checking and research fellowship.

DUBAWA is the fact-checking project of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ).

The fellowship aims to tackle and curb the rapid spread of mis- and dis-information while expanding the art and reach of verified and accurate information to rural and urban societies.

The program will also institutionalize a culture of fact-checking across the globe, and to build knowledge around the menace of information disorder in Africa,

The twin-track programme offers a six-months fellowship for journalists (fact-checkers) to incorporate fact-checking into their work as well as another six-month fellowship for scholars (researchers) to conduct original research for publication in contribution to building knowledge around information disorder.

The fact-checking track is open to journalists and reporters in new media platforms (online blogs), print media, radio, and TV stations in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

The Research Fellowship track is open to postdoctoral and graduate/research fellows.

Prospective applicants for the Research track must be graduates, postgraduate students, post-doctoral candidates, or persons who work in academia in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

The deadline for applications is May 7th, 2021.



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