Dubawa officially launches in Sierra Leone

Dubawa, West Africa’s verification and fact-checking platform, is set to launch a new country office in Sierra Leone.

The launch will take place on July 13, 2021 at the Country Lodge Hotel in Freetown.

Dubawa is a project of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) targeted at instituting a culture of truth and verification in public discourse and journalism through strategic partnerships between the media, government, civil society organizations, technology giants and the public.

The Executive Director of PTCIJ, Dapo Olorunyomi, said this development is “one element in the broad mission of Premium Times’ strategy to help deepen the primacy of ethics in governance, in policy making and in journalism within the ECOWAS subregion.”

Also speaking, the Programme Director of PTCIJ, Oluwasin Alagbe, said “We are setting up shop in Sierra Leone with the hopes of tackling misinformation and disinformation through rigorous fact-checking, media literacy and research.”

As part of activities for the official launch, Dubawa will train journalists and bloggers in fact-checking skills, digitals tools, Right to Information laws and data journalism.


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