Call for applications: African Academy for Open Source Investigation

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 —African Academy for Open Source Investigation seeks to empower investigative media and watchdog NGOs in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal.

The fellowship aims to equip local expert analysts to proactively spot and address problematic behavior in the information space.

About 80 fellowships will be offered to journalists and think tank researchers with intensive hands-on virtual training and project-based mentorship.

Interested journalists must have a minimum of one year experience in fact-checking journalism as well as evidence of reports produced and published, with the latest not more than two months ago.

The project was spearheaded by International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with Code for Africa’s (CfA) CivicSignal AI/machine-learning team, iLAB forensic research team, PesaCheck fact-checking team and the Cardiff University Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) in the U.K.

The deadline for applications is September 17th, 2021.



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