The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has launched the “Countering Misinformation and Promoting Media Literacy in Nigeria Project” and is inviting applications from qualified journalists.
The ICIR, through a press release, said the project aims to combat the spread and impact of misinformation in Nigeria by fostering media literacy and responsible information sharing among citizens.
Over the last five years, ICIR has focused on building journalists’ capacity for investigative, data-driven reporting, thus strengthening accountability and improving service delivery, especially at the sub-regional level.
The project, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abuja, aims to train 30 journalists from various media organizations in Nigeria.
The application window opens on September 12 and closes on September 22, 2023.
Journalists with a minimum of two years of experience in print, electronic, or online media are eligible to apply.
Freelancers with a proven track record in fact-checking are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must provide evidence of previous fact-checking content published within the last 12 months.
Interested candidates can apply online through this link