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