About the fellowship
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant amount of false information in Africa, leading to a loss of trust in institutions and authorities tasked with responding to the pandemic.
The Health Misinfo fellowship is part of the European Union-funded “Together for Reliable Information project which is supported by Article-19. It includes Meedan’s training sessions to ensure that the fellows understand as well as learn how to identify health misinfo and improve fact checking skills in their newsrooms.
Five fellows from Kenya Uganda and Tanzania will share information to help people have the facts to identify misinformation as well as help debunk health misinformation that targets women and girls, in addition to Covid-19 misinformation, using the skills learned during the training sessions.
The AWJP team will work to create shareable localized video explainers that are shareable, to help give information to East Africans that will help them identify and correct health misinformation. We will also send out a bi-weekly newsletter withshare fact-checks with our audiences.