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DUBAWA researcher, nine others selected for IFCN health fact-checking course

DUBAWA researcher, Lois Ugbede, has been selected to participate in the International Fact-checking Network (IFCN) course on health fact-checking.  

The three-week-long training titled “Health Fact-Checking Online Course: From Theory to Practice!” is a virtual training facilitated by Moath Althaher (@FATABYYANO), the Chief Executive Officer of Fatabyyano. 

Fatabyyano is a Leading fact-checking platform in the Arab World, an IFCN-verified signatory and a third-party fact-checking partner with Meta across 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

The training focused on health fact-checking essentials is part of the global Fact-checking Mentorship Program, offering an unparalleled opportunity to learn and grow in the field of health fact-checking.

“This course will be presented by FATABYYANO with support from the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter to cover health fact-checking essentials,” part of the course introduction email reads. 

The training will span three sessions from February 10 to 24, 2023, and upon completion, participants will receive a certificate from the IFCN and Fatabyyano.

IFCN at Poynter was launched in 2015 to bring together the growing community of fact-checkers worldwide and advocate factual information in the global fight against misinformation.

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