Short course on fact-checking for journalists

  • Dates: 18-20 August, 2021
  • Slots available: 25
  • Application deadline: 11 August, 2021

About the course

African Centre for Media Excellence, with support from the Ford Foundation, will deliver a short, hands-on course for journalists in Uganda to combat the rise of misinformation and disinformation in the media. This practical course will equip participants with skills to deal with a broad spectrum of misinformation from everyday rumors to full disinformation campaigns. They will also be introduced to the available online fact-checking tools so as to strengthen their ability to respond to the threat.

The course that will be facilitated by ACME’s training team will be conducted online over three days.

Eligibility

This course is available to reporters, editors, news and programme producers and any interested staff working in radio, television, print and online news platforms in Uganda. Women are specifically encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Send an email to training@acme-ug.org that contains a formal letter of introduction and intent that contains your bio data, journalistic experience, compelling reasons on why you are interested in the course and specifics of how you intend to use the knowledge gained in your reporting.

Admissions will be made on a rolling basis.


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