DUBAWA coaches journalists on fact-checking

A mastermind in fact-checking with a presence in all five English-speaking countries of West Africa, Dubawa have jointly trained some twenty journalists with the UNESCO Ghana Commission and the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

The two-day workshop at the GIJ new campus at Dzowulu in Accra empowered the practitioners to aim at producing authentic work against the haste to be the first to report an unwholesome story.

County representative (Ghana) and Africa Expansion Lead for DUBAWA, Caroline Anipah speaking at the end of the conference revealed, that serious issues on record have been handled in ways that affected the credibility and national security among others things, reputation. What is mostly termed fake news has harmed the well-being of society prompting the need for proper attention to help sanitize the system.

Programme Officer, Communication and Information for Ghana Commission for UNESCO, Joan Agyekum Nsowah said their desire to partner with DUBAWA was informed by earlier research finding on the subject matter.

Beneficiary journalists who could not hide their joy for the opportunity to partake in the two-day forum said the platform has offered an all-important lesson for use in practice.
As some requested expansion of the workshop to reach other colleagues, others were of the view that sectors such as the security also need the kind of training. This way, Ghanaian society will be built with a better understanding.

By: Daniel Asuku/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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