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Misinformation: Journalists In Nigeria Brainstorm On Fact-Checking, Digital Security

Jul 15, 2023

By Lisa Gwamzhi

A two-day training On Advanced Fact-checking and Digital Security for Nigerian Journalists has ended in Abuja with robust content to be able to debunk mis and disinformation.

The training, organized by Casa África, in collaboration with the DG Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria and the Centre for Journalism Innovation & Development (CJID) of Nigeria, through its verification platform Dubawa, brought journalists from the print, Broadcast and online media.

The courses taken by specialized trainers from the Spanish media outlets Maldita.es and Newtral taught how to apply Artificial Intelligence systems to their information verification processes with an understanding of how new AI tools work and how to use them to detect and debunk misinformation.

This initiative is part of the #PeriodismoÁfrica program of Casa África, which seeks to bring Africa and Spain closer together through educational, economic, cultural and informative activities.