DWA | PC KE – Fighting Disinformation and Misinformation in Kenya

Check Desks Forensic Data Teams

This is a partnership between DW Akademie and Code for Africa to further expand East Africa’s first network of newsroom-based verification teams/desks, which are structured as an investigative observatory to counter the digital war against truth.

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Resources for Participants

Week 1

Session 1 : Introduction to Fact-Checking and Verification

Date: 09 August 2021

Slides : CfA | Pesa-Check | Training | Introduction to Fact-Checking & Verification

QUIZ – Fact-Checking and Verification

DWA | PC KE : FACT-CHECKING AND VERIFICATION

Week 2

Session 2 : What is fact-checkable? setting criteria for what is eligible to be fact-checked

Date: 16 August 2021

Slide: CfA| Knowledge| Pesa-Check| Training| DWA KE

What is fact-checkable?
Setting criteria for what is eligible to be fact-checked

QUIZ: CfA | DWA Training | What is fact-checkable? setting criteria for what is eligible to be fact-checked

Week 3

Session 3 : Fundamentals of Influence Operation and Understanding Coordinated Behaviour

Date: 23 August, 2021

Slides : Slide: CfA| Knowledge| Pesa-Check| Training| DWA KE

What is an Influence Operation? Understanding coordinated behaviour (basic)

QUIZ: Influence Operations

Week 4

Session 4 : Finding content: Identifying claims to fact-check and sources to validate the facts and 5-step Fact-Checking: IFCN’s elements for credible fact-checking

Date: 30 August, 2021

Slides : Slide: CfA| Knowledge| Pesa-Check| Training| DWA KE

Finding claims: The 5-stage fact-checking process

QUIZ: Finding claims: The 5-stage fact-checking process

Week 5

Session 5 : Staying Safe: Guidelines for keeping yourself safe from harassment and threat

Date: 6 September, 2021

Slides : Slide: CfA| Knowledge| Pesa-Check| Training| DWA KE

Staying Safe

QUIZ: Staying Safe

Week 6

Session 6 : How to Write a Fact-Check

Date: 13 September, 2021

Slides : Slide: CfA| Knowledge| Pesa-Check| Training| DWA KE

How to Write a Fact-Check

QUIZ: How to Write a Fact-Check