Course Overview The importance of accuracy in this information age cannot be overemphasised. There is no doubt that different internet sources such as websites, blogs, vlogs and social media groups and pages present to us with a lot of content in form of text, images, reports, news, audio and videos. All of these sources of […]
Fact-checking masterclass covers the foundation of fact-checking and takes the student to a mastering level. It covers fact-checking claims in texts, images, videos, charts, deep fakes, websites etc. It also covers Influence Operations and investigating Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools.
This course will start you on the path to creating viral content on social media, building and managing an engaged audience.
This module will offer you an in-depth understanding of drone journalism, what it means, how it is practiced, and the current conversations on its implementation. We will pay special attention to the use of drones in Africa and the complex and opaque ways in which air law and drone regulations are applied across the continent. […]
For a journalist or newsroom, it is critical to maintain the trust between you and your audience. This means ensuring that you always give them accurate information. In this course you will learn about techniques and tools that will help you to identify and fight against various types of misinformation.
Data visualization is a graphical way of representing your data. In the era of Big Data, data visualization is an important technique to learn, to be able to analyze huge amounts of data, to draw out meaning from massive data. Data itself is useful but can be very unattractive especially when it’s massive, but with […]
Southern Africa has faced issues around human trafficking since time immemorial – but how should journalists report on the subject today. In this course we will cover the data sources and tools that can aid your investigations and storytelling, and look at some of the work Code for Africa has done in the area.
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for Evaluation of Air Quality Data
Get started with data analysis in this free course developed in conjunction with the World Bank. There is a particular focus on issues and examples from the West Africa region.
This course will show you how to use all the features of Check, an online workspace built by Meedan that lets users verify online photos and text, build datasets and structure open-source investigations. This award-winning tool connects WhatsApp users to journalists, supports multi-newsroom fact-checking during breaking news, and crowdsourcing of investigative evidence. Check helps journalists, […]
This course looks at how to identify problematic information and verify the authenticity and accuracy of images, videos and reports that you may come across on social media and elsewhere online.
Kenyan investigative journalism is largely personality-focused muckraking, driven by leaks or unnamed sources and is vulnerable to manipulation by shadowy political puppet masters and crime cabals. Very little Kenyan investigative reporting is shaped by evidence-based research, forensic analysis or data-driven journalism. It is in this regard that this course has been built just for you, to make you stand out from the rest. In this course you will learn the fundamental things you need to know in your journey to becoming a renowned investigative data journalist. The course comprises of tutorials, assignments, reading exercises and discussion forums and it is specially open to you as an iLAB fellow ready to change the Kenyan investigative journalism by telling impactful stories with data.
This course covers policy issues and large scale open data implementation.
Why it’s important for media and CSOs to share datasets that they gather and clean.