Call for application: Fact-checking fellowship

Are you interested in journalism and fact-checking? Do you have experience in research and data analysis? Do you want to be equipped with the skills to produce well-researched, accurate and fact-based reports on public conversations, debates and general issues in Ghana? Here’s an opportunity for you!

Fact-Check Ghana, the fact-checking project of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), is commencing a five-month fellowship programme on fact-checking.

Fact-Check Ghana is, therefore, inviting applications from journalists, fact-checkers, data analysts or persons who are passionate about researching, data analysis and debunking false information.

The fellowship comprises intensive and comprehensive training that will build the capacities of the participants in fact-checking in understanding the organic spread of mis/disinformation and misleading content on social media platforms, strategies for researching and data analytics, countering politically-driven disinformation and foreign influence operations by malign actors.

and the fellows will also be exposed to the use of digital tools to combat mis/disinformation on social and traditional media.

The fellows will work closely with the team of professional fact-checkers and journalists at Fact-Check Ghana to produce fact-check reports.

Eligibility criteria:

. An Applicant must be:

  • From and between the ages of 20 to 30 years
  • A young journalist, data analyst, or anyone with interest and skill for debunking false information and narratives
  • Meticulous and have strong writing and analytical skills
  • Have an academic background in journalism, data journalism, mass communication, digital communications, economics, finance, computer science or any related field.
  • Available to work full-time for the next five months

Application Deadline:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV including two referees by Wednesday, September 29, 2023. Applications should be sent to email: applications[@]

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For further clarification, kindly contact the MFWA on +233 30 255 5327 or Evans on +233509006973.

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