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Asaase Radio’s Winifred Lartey selected for 2024 prestigious Kwame Karikari Fellowship

The Kwame Karikari Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for Lartey and other journalists to further develop their skills and knowledge under the mentorship of experienced journalists and media professionals

Asaase Radio’s Winifred Lartey has been selected for the prestigious Kwame Karikari Fellowship under DUBAWA, a transnational fact-checking and verification platform initiated by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID).

In an effort to foster higher standards of journalism in West Africa, CJID is training 40 journalists and researchers from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, and Sierra Leone to tackle and curb the rapid spread of misinformation and disinformation.

The fellowship, named after the renowned Ghanaian journalist and media advocate Kwame Karikari, is dedicated to promoting accountability of public institutions, institutionalising the art and culture of fact-checking in newsrooms and building knowledge around the phenomenon in the Anglophone axis of the West African sub-region.

The Kwame Karikari Fellowship is offering a unique opportunity for Lartey and other journalists to further their skills and knowledge under the mentorship of experienced journalists and media professionals.

The fellowship programme will run from 1 March to 30 August 2024.

By participating in the fellowship, Lartey will have the chance to contribute meaningfully to the important work of promoting press freedom and media development while also gaining valuable insights and networking opportunities within the industry.

Speaking during a virtual workshop training on Monday (26 February) Dapo Olorunyomi, the chief executive officer of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), said, “If West Africa is going to live up to its promise, journalism is central to the progress.”

According to him, journalism is at the forefront of democracy.

“Indeed, we are doing fact-checking verification as a key element to democracy.”

The Kwame Karikari Fellowship is supported by the “National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

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