Fact-Checking, Verification and Media Literacy Programme

Our Fact-checking, Verification and Media Literacy Programme

The Fact-checking, Verification and Media Literacy Programme is set up to address information disorder, principally misinformation and disinformation, through multi-pronged approaches, including fact-checking, media and information literacy and research.


DUBAWA is a West African independent verification and fact-checking project initiated by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) and supported by the most influential newsrooms and civic organisations in West Africa to help amplify the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and journalistic practice. It is in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia.

Kwame Karikari Fact-checking and Research Fellowship

Inspired by the need to tackle and curb the rapid spread of mis- and dis-information and further expand the art and reach of verified and accurate information to rural and urban societies, to institutionalise a culture of fact-checking across the sub-region, and to build knowledge around the menace of information disorder.

Week for Truth

To support efforts at countering mis- and disinformation by equipping citizens with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to engage with media and information ethically. This includes the ability to discern the integrity of the information they come across etc.

Campus Fact-checking Project

Seeks to address concerns of poor journalism, unprofessionalism, and ethical lapses (including spreading of ‘fake news’), etc., by offering journalism and media and communication students the opportunity to acquire real-world experience in the profession.

Programme Objectives

Through media literacy articles, fact-checks, explainers, fact sheets and online/offline engagement, encourage a more engaged and information-literate citizenry who are capable of making informed decisions about issues that affect their development.
Equip newsrooms with the skills and environment to make fact-checking and truth a norm in media houses through training and fellowships so that eroding trust in media will be restored.
Conduct research and build technological tools that adequately identify, analyse and counter information disorder while building a body of knowledge around misinformation in the sub-region.
Partner newsrooms and data-driven agencies to obtain and digitalise factual information on politics, economy/statistics and health so that Dubawa becomes the #1 hub for verified information in West Africa.

Upcoming Events

Climate Change Media Workshop (in-person event)

15TH – 17TH AUGUST 2022

Climate Change Media Workshop (online event)

24TH – 26TH AUGUST 2022

Data Workshop for Climate Reporting