The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, through Dubawa fact-checking project, has selected HumAngle journalist, Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu, and 15 others for a 2020 fact-checking fellowship.
The fellows selected are expected to bring innovative ideas to counter disinformation and misinformation in Nigeria and to also hold political leaders accountable.
Sixteen out of 104 traditional and new media journalists who applied for the fellowship were selected for the programme running from June to December, 2020.
According to the officer in-charge of the project, Temilade Onilede, the selection of the fellows was based on rigorous application and interview processes.
The selected fellows are currently undergoing a four-day training on innovative ways to tackle the problem of harmful information in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Fellows are currently taking courses on misinformation ecosystem, accountability Journalism, fact-checking methodology, FOI implementation, Data presentation and analysis, and fact-checking/verification tools as an innovation to today’s journalism.
The Dubawa Fact-Checking Fellowship is supported by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Foundation (HBS) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).