In an era where information disorder is gradually becoming the order of the day, it is only right that journalists and bloggers are trained and well equipped with tools to help sanitize the already polarised community.
It is in this regard, that Dubawa Ghana, a leading international accredited fact-checking platform and KAS (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) put together a two-day fact-checking seminar for a list of Ghanaian bloggers.
The two-day-fact-checking seminar which took place at the Accra City Hotel had in attendance a list of influential bloggers including Ebenezer Donkoh (www.nydjlive.com), Attractive Mustapha, Adeyemi Adeboye, Baba, Gerrard-Israel Amenyanyo, Ellis Ferdinand, Edward Blagogee, Vanessa B. Nordzi, Seckloawu Bless, Qwame Benedict and Monte D. Collins.
Facilitators including Dapo Olorunyomi, Chief Executive/Publisher of Premium Times Services Limited and Adedeji Adekunle (Programme Manager with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism) took turns to speak on various aspects of blogging and journalism including transitions of media, creating content, distribution, financing, information disorder and many others.
Legal practitioner and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Zakaria Tanko Musah also touched on media law and ramifications of information disorder.
Participants, at the end of the seminar, were equipped with tools to help in fact-checking. They also announced their commitment to helping curb ‘fake news’ as a social responsibility before, during and after Ghana’s general elections in December 2020.