US To Train 170 Radio Journalists, 1,000 Youths

No fewer than 170 radio hosts, producers, and reporters will acquire fact-checking skills and explore best practices for spotting fake news, disinformation and misinformation.

The training, according to a statement, is being supported by the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy and the Enugu Literacy Society.

The project seeks to strengthen critical thinking skills, expand digital and media literacy, and build the capacity of radio journalists to counter misinformation and disinformation across the 17 states of southern Nigeria.

The US Consulate’s Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, explained that a healthy democracy required an informed public as well as accountable media that provides truthful and objective information.

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