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Dubawa To Graduate Jay FM Reporter, Other 2021 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking Fellows

Written by on February 24, 2022

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West Africa’s verification and fact-checking platform, Dubawa is set to graduate Jay Fm Reporter, Nanji Nandang, and other Journalists from 5 West African countries on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Nandang was selected with other fact-checkers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Liberia for the ‘2021 Kwame Kari Kari Research and Fact-Checking Fellowship’, to combat misinformation and disinformation in the sub-region.

The Programme Officer Dubawa Nigeria, Temilade Onilede announced that the fellowship would wind down at an end of fellowship event and award dinner at Corinthia Villa Hotel, Garki, Abuja.

“This is meant to celebrate investigative reporting in the Nigerian media and honour journalists who, during the fellowship programme, worked tirelessly to expose mis- and disinformation, while combating news disorder in the Wes-African sub-region and building a culture of practice around it,” Onilede said.

Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship named in honour of Ghanaian Professor Kwame Karikari, is a brainchild of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), and the outgoing cohort is the third since the platform initiated the fellowship in 2019. 

Supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Dubawa selects outstanding journalists from across 5 West Africa’s newsrooms for the six-month fellowship to equip participants with requisite skills for tackling misinformation, and holding political elites accountable for their words and actions, while expanding the reach of verified information to grassroots communities.

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