Mr Isaiah Michael Ude, a news Editor at BONews Service, an online development news platform focused on gender and disability inclusion, has emerged as one of the winners of the Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship 2022/2023 executed by the Centre for Journalism, Innovation and Development (CJID).
Mr Ude is among the over ten winners from Nigeria and other West African countries, including Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia, who underwent a rigorous selection process.
The Fellowship will commence with a four-day intensive training from 5th to 8th December 2022 and mentorship from January to March 2023.
According to the organizers, the Fellowship would equip journalists with the skills to report accurate and fact-based public interest issues.
The fact-checking fellowship would enable the media, social media, and blogs to ensure that they provide a fair, accurate, ethical and inclusive report of stories, especially at a time when Nigeria’s general elections are happening.
The project is inspired by the urgent need to expand verified and accurate information to grassroots communities, which are targetted constituencies for political, social and cultural misinformation and disinformation.
The Kwame Karikari Fellowship is Supported by the “National Endowment for Democracy (NED).”