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Fact-checking is the process of investigating nonfiction information to check its veracity. Fact-checkers use specific methodologies and tools to analyze news or claims and rate them as true or false, by providing context, sources and background information.

In journalism, fact-checking comes in two forms of publishing: “ante hoc fact-checking” and “post hoc fact-checking”.

 Ante hoc fact-checking, also known as pre-publishing fact-checking, or the editorial fact checking that occurs before publishing the story to ensure its accuracy 100%. It is a resemblance of good journalism and fosters a culture of accountable and transparent news dissemination.

Post hoc fact-checking, also known as post-publication fact-checking, is an imperative way to fight fake news after the dissemination of misinformation and/or inaccurate news, and contributes in raising public awareness.

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AFCN Finalised the Third Fact-Checking Workshop Under Dalil Project

AFCN Finalised the Third Fact-Checking Workshop Under Dalil Project July 7, 2022 The “Arab Fact-Checkers Network” (AFCN) led by ARIJ, finalised the third pre and post- publication fact-checking workshop under its project Dalil, supported by the EU, and in partnership with “Siren” and “Josa”. 16 fact-checkers from 8 fact-checking organisations/initiatives from Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia,…

Dalil 2nd webinar: how do we fact-check climate information?

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…

AFCN organised 2 sessions about data journalism with GNI

AFCN organised 2 sessions about data journalism with GNI 22 June 2022 Following the series of trainings that were launched this year in April 2022 in partnership with the Google News Initiative, the Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, organised the second and third sessions titled “Data Journalism and Data Visualisation Workshop” on 21…

AFCN organised physical security clinics for fact-checkers

AFCN organised physical security clinics for fact-checkers The “Arab Fact-Checkers Network” led by ARIJ, organised in May and June 2022, 4 physical security clinics for fact-checkers in 7 Arab countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Yemen. The clinics are part of AFCN’s project “Dalil”, supported by the European Union, and in partnership with…

Dalil Project 2nd Workshop: Advanced Fact-Checking Tools & Techniques

  Dalil Project 2nd Workshop: Advanced Fact-Checking Tools & Techniques June 7, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, organised on 6 and 7 June 2022, its second workshop under Dalil project, entitled “Advanced Fact-checking Tools & Techniques”, led by the 2 trainers Craig Silverman and Jane Lytvynenko. Silverman is an award-winning journalist…

AFCN organized a psycho-social safety workshop for fact-checkers

AFCN organized a psycho-social safety workshop for fact-checkers June 2, 2022  The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised a psycho-social safety workshop for fact-checkers under the Dalil project. The workshop was conducted by the Lebanese consultant Dr. Khaled Nasser, a trauma therapist expert, and was held as an introduction for the following individual…

“Dalil” 1st webinar: Facing the challenges of fact-checkers in the Arab world

  “Dalil” 1st webinar: Facing the challenges of fact-checkers in the Arab world 01/06/2022 On June 1st 2022, The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ hold the first webinar under the Dalil project, where 7 representatives of Arab fact-checking organisations/initiatives from the targeted countries were invited to talk about the most prominent challenges they…

AFCN organised its first fact-checking workshop under Dalil project 

  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…

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…

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