Ghana’s 2024 Elections: Fact-checking training for journalists

  • 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.

Target Beneficiaries

  • 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.

Application Process:

Interested participants should click here to apply no later than February 5, 2024. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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