Capacity building for INEC media and publicity officials on fact checking and tracking of fake news – January 2019

In the lead-up to the 2019 General Elections, WFD collaborated with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to train the Commission’s Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) officials to identify, and tackle fake news, misinformation and, other information that could negatively impact the 2019 elections. The event which held on the 5th of January 2019 in Imo state, at the Rockview Hotel, was facilitated by Akintunde Babatunde, a Program and Research Officer at the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism

The workshop was designed to build the capacity of participants to understand techniques, methodologies and tools used for fact checking and identification of fake news and to identify suitable approaches to track fake news.