- Are you a journalist, morning show host or producer currently working with a recognised media organisation in Ghana?
- Are you based in any of these regions – Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Savannah and North East?
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) with funding support from the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) is organising a training workshop for journalists on fact-checking and countering mis/disinformation in Ghana. The training forms part of efforts to curb the phenomenon of mis/disinformation and contribute to fostering fact-based campaigning, and peaceful, non-violent, free and fair elections in Ghana in 2024.
The training will equip journalists with relevant knowledge and skills to spot and analyse content (false claims, propaganda and other mis/disinformation) and produce fact-check reports to counter the phenomenon of mis/disinformation during the 2024 electioneering processes. The training will also enable them to produce fact-based content and ensure issues-based programming.
- The training workshop is open to journalists in the Greater Accra, Savannah, Northern, North East, Upper West and Upper East regions of Ghana.
- Journalists working with media (radio stations) in districts that share border with neighbouring Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire; are encouraged to apply
- Participants must be willing to commit at least two days for training.
- Female journalists are encouraged to apply.
Method of delivery
The two-day workshop will combine both theory and practice as a method of delivery. Participants will take part in individual as well as group assignments and presentations.
Interested participants should click here to apply no later than February 5, 2024. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.