Dubawa, the fact-checking arm of Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, has started intensive training for its 2020 successful fact-checking fellows.
According to project official Dubawa, Temilade Onilede, 104 applications were received for the 2020 Fellowship out of which 15 were selected and will undergo a five day extensive training from July 8 through 13, 2020 aimed at assisting fellows address misinformation, and holding political elites accountable for their words and action.
A reporter with Core TV News, Arit Effanga is one of 15 journalists and researchers selected as Fellows for the 2020 programme which begins in July and will end in December 2020. Dubawa Fact-Checking Fellows for 2020 beyond contributing to the promotion of accountability of public institutions and political office holders are also expected to push for the establishment of fact-checking desks in their newsrooms.
Dubawa Fact-Checking Fellowship is supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung Foundation (HBS) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).