The Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, in collaboration with DUBAWA and UNESCO, seeks to build the capacities of journalists in rural Ghana on fact-checking, combating disinformation and holding actors, particularly, state actors, accountable for their utterances.
As a result, the Department has opened up a call for interested participants in rural communities for its upcoming fact-checking training.
The training is designed for journalists working in rural media. Female reporters, including those with toddlers they must travel with, are encouraged to apply. The training will equip participants with the skills and tools to combat mis/disinformation.
Interested participants are also encouraged to complete and submit this form to be considered for the two-day training. The prospective applicant must work with rural media to qualify for the training.
The training is scheduled in two zones. Zone A will cover journalists and reporters from Bono, Bono East, Northern, North East, Upper West and Savannah Regions. Zone B covers Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Oti, Eastern, Western and Western North Regions journalists.
The training will occur on April 27 to 28, 2023, and June 18 to 21, 2023, for Zone A and Zone B, respectively.
Experts from DUBAWA Ghana, which is the fact-checking arm of the Center for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) as well as the Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana will handle the training with support from UNESCO.