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“Arab fact-checkers network”

The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) is a grassroots network that works towards fostering transparent and impartial fact-checking in the Arab region. This network is a product of the mis/disinformation spikes amid the unprecedented times of COVID-19 worldwide.

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AFCN organized its first training with Google News Initiative

  AFCN organized its first training with Google News Initiative 25 April 2022  The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, conducted the first training with Google News Initiative (GNI) on 25th April 2022 with almost 50 participants, under the title “Advanced Research and Google Tools”. The journalist and trainer Pamela Kesrouani, GNI’s fellow teacher…

“Dalil” – Toward A More Effective and Innovative AFCN

New project “DALIL”  – Toward A More Effective and Innovative Arab Fact-Checkers Network AFCN/ARIJ launches a new initiative that will boost the ability of fact-checkers in the MENA region to counter fake news and limit its impact on communities. The Disinformation Assessment, Listening and Investigation Lab (DALIL), funded by the European Union, will be implemented…

Study by UCT maps fight against information disorder in Global South

Study by UCT maps fight against information disorder in Global South The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) by ARIJ contributed to the study “Meeting the Challenges of Information Disorder in the Global South” covering the Middle East and North Africa, alongside with teams of independent fact-checkers in Latin America, policy makers in Africa and media education…

AFCN concludes the third fact-checking workshop within #SA7 project

AFCN concludes the third fact-checking workshop within #SA7 project   17 March 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, organised a remote workshop through ARIJ Academy on “Post-publication fact-checking”, between 14th and 17th of March 2022,  under the “Sa7” project. This project is part of the regional program “Qarib”, which is implemented by…

AFCN concludes a pre-publication fact-checking workshop

  AFCN concludes a pre-publication fact-checking workshop 25 February 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised a virtual four-day workshop from February 21 to 24, 2022 through ARIJ Academy, on “pre-publication fact-checking”, in the framework of the project “Sa7” which is part of the regional program “Qarib”, implemented by the French Agency…

Webinar #Sa7 II: How can AI help us in fighting mis/dis-information?

  Webinar #Sa7 II: How can  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning help us in fighting mis/dis-information? February 17, 2022 Under the title “How can  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning help us in fighting mis/dis-information?” the Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, hosted the second webinar of the project “Sa7” on February 17, 2022, with…

AFCN organised its first regional meeting in 2022

  AFCN organised its first regional meeting in 2022 7/2/2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) by ARIJ organised its first regional meeting, which included 18 fact-checking organisations/initiatives and some freelance fact-checkers from more than 10 Arabic countries. For the first time they gathered in a closed meeting to discuss the first draft of the network’s…

AFCN Organises its First Fact-checking Workshop in Beirut

AFCN Organises its First Fact-checking Workshop in Beirut January 20, 2022   The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ held a four-days workshop in Beirut, on “Pre and Post-publication Fact-Checking” ahead of the Parliamentary Elections, between January 17-20, 2022, within the project “Sa7” which is part of the regional program “Qarib”, implemented by the…

#SA7 1st webinar: 4 fact-checking organisations discussed the project’s objectives

#SA7 project’s 1st webinar: 4 fact-checking organisations discussed the project’s objectives   11 January 2022    The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN), led by the ARIJ, hosted the first webinar of the Sa7 Project on January 11, 2022, with over 190 participants via Zoom and 1,100 viewers on Facebook, under the title “Sa7 Project: towards building…

AFCN organized a political fact-checking workshop ahead of ARIJ21 forum

AFCN organized a political fact-checking workshop ahead of ARIJ21 forum December 5, 2021   On the sidelines of the #ARIJ21 annual forum, the Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN), held a Political fact-checking physical workshop, lasting for 3 days from 30 November to 2 December 2021, supported by the Norwegian Association for Critical and Investigative Press SKUP. …

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Meeting The Challenges of Information Disorder In The Global South

Resources Meeting the Challenges of Information Disorder in the Global South The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) by ARIJ contributed to the study “Meeting the Challenges of Information Disorder in the Global South” covering the Middle East and North Africa, alongside with teams of independent fact-checkers in Latin America, policy makers in Africa and media education…

Combatting Disinformation in the Arab world

Combatting Disinformation in the Arab world ARIJ Publishes Policy Paper: “Combating Disinformation in the Arab World – The COVID-19 pandemic as a case study”

Misinformation/Disinformation Policy Paper Launch With FNF

Misinformation/Disinformation Policy Paper Launch With FNF In partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), ARIJ is launching its policy paper on Combating Disinformation in the Arab World (in both Arabic and English). This session will be dedicated to discussing the findings and moving forward in light of them. Naming the political, psychological and…

International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) and the Code of Principles

and International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) and the Code of Principles Meet IFCN. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter is committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking. We believe nonpartisan and transparent fact-checking can be a powerful instrument of accountability journalism; conversely, unsourced, or biased fact-checking can increase distrust in the media and experts while…

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Fact Checking in a Polarized Egyptian Public Opinion

Fact Checking in a Polarized Egyptian Public Opinion Saheeh Masr In the summer of 1967, Egyptians sat by their radios to listen to Ahmed Said, a broadcaster at “Sawt al-Arab” (voice of the Arabs), as he announced in his baritone voice that the “Egyptian army succeeded in defeating the Israeli army and is now teaching…

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