Governance, Organisation & Funding
Our governance and organizational structure is transparent and made up of some of the most ethically sound and respected professionals in the community. Their profiles are openly documented.
DUBAWA is supervised by an advisory board which includes professionals from diverse backgrounds who are the finest in their field. They help to hold the management of the platform focused on its core mission of amplifying the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and journalistic practice in the country. Their responsibilities include scrutinizing the performance of management in meeting DUBAWA’s agreed goals and objectives and monitoring performance.
The board is supported by a panel of editorial experts (also known as the editorial board) who are drawn from the media and have proven strong ethical backgrounds. They review the operations of the platform, promote and extend its footprints in the media. They also ensure that its day-to-day professional outputs conform to the principles of the IFCN.
DUBAWA’s day to day operations is undertaken by PTCIJ.
DUBAWA operates with a clear workflow which properly defines the roles, responsibilities and deadlines that each team member must adhere to. The DUBAWA fact-checking team is composed of a handful of experts who develop fact-checked stories in a structured way, reflecting the basic tenets of fact checking. Our team members are selected based on their ability to conduct comprehensive research on a wide range of topics, use data to provide information, their knowledge of key fact checking principles, and their ability to apply these principles appropriately to all produced stories.
The head of this team is the managing editor, who approves all stories before publication and commissions any accompanying graphics and visualizations to the story.
The assistant editor/program officer is responsible for directing the overall project and ensuring that fact-checked stories are produced in a timely, cost efficient and excellent manner. She also serves as the assistant editor.
DUBAWA is currently funded by the MacArthur foundation which seeks to strengthen investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria. While we are open about reporting our funding support, the funders have absolutely no influence on our judgments and editorial decisions.