Defyhatenow Africa Fact-checking Fellowship 2023– #AFFCameroon
The Defyhatenow Africa Fact-checking Fellowship 2023– #AFFCameroon is designed to track and map viral trends on social media related to current challenges of ‘fake news’ in Cameroon. Through its different cohorts, #AFFCameroon aims to enhance the skills of experienced professionals to effectively contribute to peace-building and social cohesion by combating disinformation and hate speech. It intends to promote fact-checking, data journalism and digital rights towards African journalists, bloggers and content creators. The program is based on a blended learning model using webinars, practical lessons, peer-to-peer learning and on-the-ground practical work. Fellows will have access to a rich set of online tools and resources and a network of experts and professionals worldwide.
Who can apply – Defyhatenow Africa Fact-checking Fellowship 2023– #AFFCameroon
- Digital Content creators
- Digital rights activists and/defenders
- Community-based organisation
- Opinion and community leaders
- Between 20 and 40 years old
Place of residence
- All regions of Cameroon
- 08 October 2023.
- Be available throughout the training
- Understand English and French
- Own a working smartphone and laptop
- Be computer literate,
- Active on social media handles.
N.B.: Selected applicants will be notified by email of their selection for the program by 13 October 2023.
#defyhatenow is an initiative that aims to provide community-based, data-driven solutions to the problem of hate speech, misinformation and fake news. Our work focuses on creating a framework for building trust among stakeholders by mobilising civic action against all forms of hate speech and incitement to violence. #defyhatenow seeks to help voices against online-induced conflict go ‘viral’ within and beyond affected regions by engaging youth, community leaders, grassroots organisations and other civil society actors in a peace framework in media and information. Bridging the gaps in knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with access to technology and those without. Finally, #defyhatenow is a growing network of online and offline peacekeepers.