DUBAWA Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship

DUBAWA Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), through its fact-checking project DUBAWA, offers the Kwame Karikari Fact-checking and Research Fellowship. This initiative aligns with CJID’s mission to break information barriers and strengthen African democracies through research and media innovation.

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ABOUT DUBAWA

DUBAWA Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship is the foremost indigenous fact-checking, verification, and media literacy platform in Africa, combating disinformation, misinformation, and other forms of information disorder.

Fellowship Objectives

  • Expand the reach of verified and accurate information to grassroots communities
  • Combat political, social, and cultural misinformation and disinformation
  • Strengthen journalism and democratic accountability in Africa

DUBAWA Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship Eligibility

  • Journalists associated with media organizations, especially from grassroots communities
  • Residents of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or The Gambia
  • Strong writing skills and English language proficiency

Fellowship Details

  • Duration: Typically three months, including training and mentorship
  • Training: Hands-on technical instruction based on current fact-checking trends
  • Mentorship: One-on-one project guidance from DUBAWA’s fact-checking team
  • Support for establishing fact-checking desks in fellows’ newsrooms
  • Publication opportunities on fellows’ media platforms and DUBAWA’s channels

Expected Outcomes

  • Strengthen the journalism ecosystem in Africa
  • Set the agenda for democracy through grassroots reporting
  • Promote innovation in journalism using modern technology
  • Act as a watchdog for democracy by holding power accountable

 Please visit the official CJID or DUBAWA website for more information.

This fellowship is part of CJID’s broader efforts, which have impacted 11 African countries, conducted over 150 workshops and events, and trained more than 3,000 journalists and researchers.

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