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DUBAWA trains journalists in Soma, Senegambia, with support from Google News Initiative

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The Centre for Journalism Innovation & Development (CJID) verification project, DUBAWA, is set to train journalists on digital journalism, verification, and fact-checking skills in The Gambia. 

This training, supported by the Google News Initiative (GNI) seeks to positively impact democracy, media performance, media trust, and media sustainability. 

This training has previously been conducted in three West African countries; Nigeria, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. 

The two-day non-residential training will occur in Soma and Senegambia on August 10 and 11, 2023 and August 14 and 15, 2023, respectively. 

This training will cover accountability journalism, the information disorder ecosystem, contemporary responses to information disorder, fact-checking practice, skills, methodology and tools. 

The Deputy Director, Verification and Media Literacy Practice, Caroline Anipah, said the dynamic nature of the information ecosystem warranted this training. 

“The media and information ecosystem keeps changing, so journalists need to improve their skills to better serve their audience continuously.  

“We see a particular need to move out of the capital cities to the outskirts where we have journalists who interact directly with communities but don’t have the learning opportunity,” she said.

Expressing their gratitude to the funders, she said, “We are thankful to the Google News Initiative for the support to carry out this training.” 

This project, supported by the Google News Initiative, helps DUBAWA fulfil its mandate of improving journalism practices across West Africa.


Caroline Anipah 

Deputy Director

Verification and Media Literacy Practice


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