Dalil 2nd webinar: how do we fact-check climate information?
July 6, 2022
The “Arab Fact-Checkers Network” (AFCN) led by ARIJ, organised on July 6, its second webinar under the Dalil project supported by the EU and in partnership with “Siren” and “Josa”, entitled “fact-checking climate information”.
More than 150 Attendees via Zoom and 600 Views via Facebook Live from different Arab countries participated in the webinar that lasted 2 hours, and hosted “Science Feedback”, the website specialised in fact-checking health and climate information.
The webinar that focused on methodologies and tools of fact-checking climate information, was moderated by ARIJ editorial committee member Hoda Othman, and trained by Emmanuel Vincent the founder and director of Science Feedback, in addition to Katie Valentine the Science and climate editor at the website.
During the webinar, the trainers explained climate change, climate science and how experts investigate their causes and impact, then they focused on explaining how mis/disinformation spread about them, in addition to the methodology and tools that journalists and fact-checkers can use to fight fake news related to climate change.
The participant Iman Almasdar from Palestine said that she learned from the webinar, the methodology of fact-checking climate information, the main sources of accurate climate information, in addition to the importance of fact-checking climate information spread through social media.
From her side, the participant Sanaa Bouajaili from Tunisia stated that she learnt from the webinar “how to fact-check climate information”.
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).