THE International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has announced selected fellows for its “Countering Misinformation and Promoting Media Literacy Project”.
This programme seeks to combat the dissemination and impact of misinformation in Nigeria by promoting media literacy and responsible information sharing among citizens, an initiative supported by the Federal Republic of Germany Embassy.
The ICIR is an independent, non–profit media organization that aims to promote good governance in Nigeria through robust, investigative journalism that holds power to account.
In the past half-decade, The ICIR has equipped hundreds with investigative, data-driven reporting skills, bolstering transparency and public welfare, especially at the sub-regional levels.
The ICIR pioneered the FactCheckHub amidst the infodemic that came with COVID-19 in 2020. It has become one of Nigeria’s most credible verification platforms, working to increase its capacity, visibility and impact in Nigeria.
The training aims to hone beneficiaries’ fact-checking proficiencies and provide financial backing for them to generate pivotal fact-checking content. The overarching goal is to enhance quality information in Nigeria through responsible journalism.
Following the training, the journalists are tasked with imparting the knowledge acquired to their peers within their media houses and ensuring the continued spread of this essential knowledge.
For the current endeavour, 30 select journalists from diverse Nigerian media organisations will undergo a 3-day training in Abuja in October 2023. The list of successful candidates and their respective organizations are as follows:
|1.||Omokungbe, Daisi Matthew||Daily Agent & Daily Agent Check|
|2.||Daniel Adaji||Nature News|
|3.||Adisa-Jaji Azeez||The informant 247|
|4.||Babatunde Omonike||Diamond 88.7FM|
|5.||El-ameen Ibrahim||Punch Newspapers Nigeria|
|6.||Ndukwe Chidiebere||Trend 100.9fm, Asaba|
|7.||Saleh Aminu||Progress Radio, Gombe state|
|8.||Ojukwu Daniel||Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ)|
|10.||Okereke Jennifer Ijeoma||Cool Fm/Wazobia Fm / Nigeria Info|
|12.||Daranijo Habeeb Opeyemi||Korrectnews Media|
|13.||Ogi-Olu Mosunmola Damilola||Arise News|
|14.||Ezinne Glory Alozie||Darling 107.3 FM, Owerri, Imo State|
|15.||Ahmad Shereefdeen||The Liberalist|
|16.||Shuaibu Faruk Umar||Daily Trust|
|17.||Raji Abdulazeez Olatunji||Centre for Democracy and Development|
|19.||Muhammad Saminu Muhammad||Yobe Broadcasting Corporation|
|20.||Mudathir Hayatullahi Folorunsho||PEN PRESS|
|21.||Salako Emmanuel||The News Digest|
|22.||Ogbewe Famous Amadin||KAFTAN TV|
|23.||Funmilola Afolabi||Crest FM, Akure.|
|24.||Nwimo, Lawrence Chukwudike||Ikenga Online|
|25.||Adedokun Theophilus Oluwapelumi||Freelancer|
|26.||Adesanya Michael Adesegun||City Voice Newspaper|
|27.||Ojo-Ehinmodu Mercy Adeola||National Broadcasting Commission|
|28.||Ogunsanya Oluwaseye Oluwafemi||Fact Check Africa|
|29.||Ibrahim Ukashatu Wakili||Vision FM Sokoto|
|30.||Aliyu Doma||Voice of the people 96.1 FM, Abuja|