Kwame Karikari fact-checking fellowship seeks applications

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16, 2024 — DUBAWA, Africa’s verification and fact-checking platform, invites applications for its 2024 Kwame Karikari Fact-checking Fellowship.

This fellowship aims to amplify media literacy and empower journalists to spread the gospel of information verification to grassroots communities.

Applicants must be full-time employees of a media organisation, especially from grassroots communities (television, online media, radio, and print).

Citizens residing in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or The Gambia who possess exceptional writing skills can apply.

Applicants must be able to translate stories from English to one indigenous language.

The fact-checking fellowship call is also open to indigenous language journalists who can read, write, and speak fluently in either of these languages: Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin, Yoruba, Twi, or Krio.

Fellows will receive hands-on technical training based on current realities and trends in the fact-checking world.

The deadline for submission is February 16, 2024.

APPLY HERE

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