GEC – Anglophone West Africa | Fact-Checking – OSINT Program | AFCA

Code for Africa’s Academy is assisting Journalists, tech savvy citizen and development enthusiast expand their Data and Investigative journalism skills. At the end of the training, participants are expected to perform fact-checks/investigative research, use available open source tools to investigate information and use the data to tell stories.

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Resources for participants

Session 1

Slide: Introduction to Fact-Checking

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Session 2

Slide: What is fact-checkable?

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Session 3

Slide: The 5-stage Fact-Checking process

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Session 4

Slide: Finding Mis/disinfo: how to setup monitoring/listening systems for eligible claims

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Session 5

Slide: How to write a fact check

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Session 6

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims( Photos)

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Session 7

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims: Videos

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Session 8

Slide: Staying Safe: guidelines for keeping yourself safe from harassment and threat

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Session 9

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims: audio & websites

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Session 10

Slide: Fact-checking visual claims: deep fakes, graphs and charts