As we become more connected and get access to information easily, it’s crucial to tell apart trustworthy sources from fake news. This is particularly important for journalists and human rights advocates who have the responsibility of reporting on important issues and safeguarding people’s rights.
To help address this issue, an online training program focusing on fact-checking and media literacy was recently held for 23 journalists and human rights defenders. The training program aimed to teach participants how to recognize fake news and accurately evaluate information.
The training covered topics such as media literacy, fact-checking, and information verification techniques. Participants also learned about tools and resources that can assist with their work, such as fact-checking websites and databases.
The program was interactive, with participants engaging in discussions and activities that allowed them to practice the skills they were learning.
Overall, the program was a success and highlighted the importance of being able to distinguish between reliable sources and misinformation.