2023 #defyhatenow Africa Fact Checking Fellowship for Journalists from Cameroon

Deadline: April 20, 2023.

The Africa Fact-checking Fellowship – #AFFCameroon is designed to track and map viral trends on social media related to current challenges of ‘fake news’ in Cameroon. Through its different cohorts, #AFFCameroon aims to enhance the skills of experienced professionals to effectively contribute to peace building and social cohesion through combating disinformation and hate speech.It intends to promote fact-checking, data journalism and digital rights towards journalists, bloggers and content creators in Africa. The program is based on a blended learning model using webinars, practical lessons, peer-to-peer learning and on-the-ground practical work. Fellows will have access to a rich set of online tools and resources as well as a network of experts and professionals from around the world.


Application open to:

  • Journalists
  • Content creators
  • Digital rights activists
  • Bloggers
  • Opinion and community leaders
  • Between 20 and 40 years old
  • Cameroon
  • Be fully available, understand English and French, computer literate, and active on social media.


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