DEADLINE: JULY 24, 2020 ― The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is currently seeking applications for the second round of funding for the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative.
This Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative is open to the global fact-checking community but focused around technology innovation and development.
Grantees will share funding totalling up to $450,000 and have opportunities to share learnings with each other and the wider fact-checking community. Applicants can apply with one proposal and request up to $100,000 for funding.
The mission of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative, a joint project of the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute, is to support innovation projects, new formats, and technologies that will help benefit the broader global fact-checking ecosystem.
In November 2019, this global initiative awarded grants, ranging from $30,000 to $70,000 each, to support projects focused on strengthening fact-checking and the fight against misinformation.
IFCN is looking for projects that bring fact-checkers together with developers and/or academics to build and test technology solutions that protect high integrity journalism and help fact-checkers do their work.
The grantees will receive exposure at Global Fact 8 in 2021.
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Journalists and others can attend a free programme, the Self-Investigation that provides learning tools to manage stress. ENROL HERE
Owing to the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC 2020) is to take the form of a Global Digital Event. READ HERE
The 12th edition of the annual Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series is set to hold as a webinar on Monday, 13 July 2020, from 10am to 12noon West Africa Time (WAT). REGISTER HERE
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DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2020 ― Applications are now open for the Alfred Friendly Press fellows worldwide. APPLY HERE
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DEADLINE: JULY 22, 2020 ― Interested applicants can now apply for the 2020 edition of the annual African Fact-Checking Awards. APPLY HERE
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