By Dare Akogun
Nigeria’s foremost independent fact-checking platform, Dubawa, will this Friday February 25, 2022 graduate fellows in its 2021 cohort including Sobi FM’s Dare Akogun.
The fellowship would wind down in an end of fellowship event and award dinner slated to hold at the Corinthian Villa Hotel, 9B Arochukwu Street, Garki Abuja.
Under the auspices of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), the outgoing cohort is the third since the fellowship was initiated in 2019.
The six-month fellowship, inspired by the need to tackle the menace of misinformation and disinformation in Anglo West African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia, started in June 2021 and came to an end in November 2021.
The fellowship was organised for journalists in new media platforms (online blogs), radio and TV stations in this countries with the aim of providing an opportunity for analytic, dedicated and innovative journalists research and come up with truth-based and factual stories; and also to institute a culture of fact-checking in their respective newsrooms.
At the dinner and award ceremony, some fellows would be awarded based on their performance throughout the fellowship.