The US Consulate Total in Lagos has partnered with the West Africa Broadcast Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS) to manufacture “Project Fact Take a look at Nigeria,” a media literacy project targeted on combating pretend records.
The plot of the project is to support 170 media professionals, at the side of radio hosts, producers, and reporters, in growing truth-checking talents and finding out finest practices for detecting unfounded records, disinformation, and misinformation.
These talents will in turn support contributors toughen their serious pondering talents, enhance their digital and media literacy, and red meat up radio journalists’ ability to fight misinformation and disinformation everywhere in the seventeen states of southern Nigeria.
The usage of the reward media literacy curriculum of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), the project will additionally educate 1,000 younger Nigerians net truth-checking and the scheme to screech aside truth from fiction and thought.
Stephen Ibelli, public relatives officer for the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, argues that democracy, in portray to be wholesome, requires an instructed public and responsible media that give factual files to the public.
“By promoting media literacy, we red meat up the solutions of transparency, precise governance, and rule of legislation that again because the most fundamental cornerstones of our democratic plot,” Mr Ibelli acknowledged.
The project will additionally characteristic the airing of applications to enhance media literacy and counter misinformation by the 17 radio stations moving within the partnership between WABMA and ELS over the following twelve months.
To support the printed of the programmes, the U.S. consulate, WABMA, and ELS comprise donated gear at the side of computers, digital state recorders, headsets, and microphones to the radio stations.