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Premium Times Trains Journalists On Fact-checking

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Premium Times Centre For Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is currently training 20 journalists from Kaduna, Niger and Abuja on Fact-Checking in the Criminal Justice and Anti-Corruption Sector.

The one-week training is a support of the European Union (EU) and implemented by the British Council through the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLaC) project.

Speaking during the opening ceremony of the programme, the programme manager, advocacy of the centre, Mboho Eno said there have been misinformation and disinformation in the justice sector which if not addressed, will affect the perception of criminal justice and the anti-corruption fight in the country.

Eno who said a lot needs to be done in fact checking decisions and pronouncements in the critical justice sector, added that more journalists will be train in that area.

“20 participants across the North Central states of Niger, Kaduna and Abuja. Though it’s a support of EU implemented by the British Council through the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLaC) Project.”

“This training will also be held in Anamabra, Adamawa, Kano and Lagos to cover other regions. Between October and November 2018, Civil Society Organizations in the sector were also trained on evidence based advocacy in the same states,” Eno said.

He said the aimed of the training is to familiarize journalists in the Criminal Justice and Anti-Corruption Sector with fact checking and Investigative Journalism knowledge in evidence based advocacy and Investigative reporting of issues in the sector.

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