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Dubawa Trains Ghanaian Journalists On Fact Checking and Digital Skills

Dubawa Trains Ghanaian Journalists On Fact Checking and Digital Skills

By: Rustum Senorgbe

Forty journalists from Ghana’s Eastern and Volta Regions have participated in a two-day workshop from Monday, March 25 to Tuesday, March 26, 2024, on “information disorder,” or “fake news,” and digital skills in Koforidua. The workshop was organized by the fact-checking organization Dubawa Ghana in partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI) and the Center for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID).


The initiative according to Dubawa and its partners is to equip newsmen with the necessary skills and tools before, during, and after the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections, in order to produce reliable reports.

The subjects covered include Fact-checking Steps and Methodology, Google Tools for Fact-Checking, Understanding Information Disorder, Digital Verification Tools and Skills, Digital Safety and Security for Journalists, Right to Information Law and Election Reporting.


The facilitators included Tanko Zakariah Musah, a lecturer at Unimac and legal practitioner, Nathan Gadugah, editor at Dubawa, Augustine Brako, fact-checker, Roselena Ahiable, program officer at Dubawa, and Dr. Aurelia Ayisi from the University of Ghana’s Communications Department.

In December 2024, Ghana will have elections to choose the president and about 275 members of parliament.

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