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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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Dalil 6th Webinar : How Fact-Checkers can protect themselves legally?

Dalil 6th Webinar : How Fact-Checkers can protect themselves legally? November 2, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised the sixth webinar within Dalil project under the title “How Fact-Checkers can protect themselves legally in the MENA region?”, which is supported by the European Union, and in cooperation with “SIREN” in Lebanon…

AFCN concludes a  Creative Writing and Storytelling workshop

  AFCN concludes a  Creative Writing and Storytelling workshop October 28, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised “Creative Writing and Storytelling” Workshop, as part of the Dalil project, which is implemented with the support of the European Union, and in cooperation with “SIREN” in Lebanon and “JOSA” in Jordan.  Spanning 4…

AFCN Organises Legal Safety Clinics for Fact-Checkers 

AFCN Organises Legal Safety Clinics for Fact-Checkers  October 27, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) from ARIJ organised, during September and October 2022, 21 one-to-one legal safety clinics for fact-checkers with 7 lawyers specialised in media and press issues from 7 Arab countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Yemen. The participants, independents and…

Dalil 5th Webinar : How to Automate Fact-Checking?

Dalil 5th Webinar : How to Automate Fact-Checking? October 5, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised the fifth webinar within Dalil project under the title “How to Automate Fact-Checking?”, which is supported by the European Union, and in cooperation with “SIREN” in Lebanon and “JOSA” in Jordan.  The Full Fact team…

AFCN Concludes Data Journalism Sessions in Partnership with GNI 

AFCN Concludes Data Journalism Sessions in Partnership with GNI  22 September, 2022 In partnership with the Google News Initiative, the Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ concluded the series of sessions under the title “Data Journalism and Data Visualization”, where the fourth and fifth sessions, which attended by 13 participants, were organised on 21st…

Within Dalil project: AFCN concludes a workshop on SEO

Within Dalil project: AFCN concludes a workshop on SEO September 15, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised an advanced workshop under the title “Search Engine Optimization and Optimization of Social Media”, as part of the Dalil project, which is implemented with the support of the European Union, and in cooperation with…

Dalil 4th Webinar: Creative Writing and Storytelling for Fact-Checkers

Dalil 4th Webinar: Creative Writing and Storytelling for Fact-Checkers September 7, 2022 Under the title “Creative Writing and Storytelling for Fact-Checkers”, the Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organised the fourth webinar within Dalil project, which is supported by the European Union, and in cooperation with “SIREN” in Lebanon and “JOSA” in Jordan.  Spanning…

AFCN Organises Psychosocial Safety Clinics for Fact-Checkers

AFCN Organises Psychosocial Safety Clinics for Fact-Checkers 20 August 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ organized 21 psychosocial safety clinics, during August 2022, for fact-checkers from 7 Arab countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Yemen.  Psychosocial safety clinics were conducted by Dr. Khaled Nasser, a family communication consultant specialising in…

AFCN organises an advanced search techniques webinar

AFCN organises an advanced search techniques webinar August 10, 2022 The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) led by ARIJ, organised the third webinar of “Dalil” project under the title “Advanced Search Skills and Techniques for Fact-checkers”, with the support of the European Union, and in cooperation with the two organisations, “SIREN” in Lebanon and “JOSA” in…

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,…

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