2022 Africa Fact Checking Fellowship for Cameroonians
Deadline: April 6, 2022.
#defyhatenow is pleased to launch the 6th cohort from April to June 2022. The overall objective is to create a critical mass of fact-checkers, information warriors, online and offline hate speech, and digital rights defenders based in the three northern regions of Cameroon.
The Africa Fact-checking Fellowship is designed to follow up and build on the success of the alumni fellows. #FactsMatter237 aimed to track and map viral social media trends related to Cameroon’s major thematic issues and train trainers. While #AFFCameroon, through its various cohorts, aims to ensure seasoned professionals are empowered.
The #Africa Fact-Checking Fellowship aims to promote fact-checking, data journalism and digital rights to journalists, bloggers and content creators in Africa. The three-month programme will equip fellows with the skills and tools to address the current challenges of fake news in their countries of operation.
The programme is based on a blended learning model that uses webinars, practical lessons, peer-to-peer learning and hands-on fieldwork.
Fellowship open to:
- Content creators and influencers
- Digital rights activists
- Be between 17 and 35 years old