AFCN organised its first fact-checking workshop under Dalil project
May 19, 2022
The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, conducted the first online workshop of the #Dalil project under the title “Pre- and post publication fact-checking for beginners” from 16th to 19th of May 2022.
18 fact-checkers from 10 fact-checking organisations/initiatives and 7 different Arab countries attended the workshop. In the first two days of the workshop, journalist & fact-checker Joyce Hanna from AFP Fact-Check team, trained on post-publication fact-checking methodologies and tools.
Then, investigative journalist, fact-checker and the project manager of the AFCN “Edit and Verify” project, Ahmed Ashour, trained during the other two days of the workshop on ARIJ’s pre-publication fact-checking methodology.
Fatima, a Palestinian fact-checker from the fact-checking organisation “Kashif” stated: “Checking geographical locations and tracking the location was one of the most important things I learned in the training, and I started implementing it.”
“Everything that was presented is excellent! I developed my abilities in the field of fact-checking, especially everything related to video and fabricated images.” Said Taha, a Moroccan fact-checker from the fact-checking organisation “Tahaqaq”.
The Dalil project is part of AFCN (led by ARIJ) with the support of the European Union and in cooperation with SIREN and JOSA. The project aims to increase the usage of locally driven, fact-checked online news in seven countries in the MENA region (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen).