Ms Atinuke a member of staff of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state was today, Feb 26,2021, honoured by the Nigeria’s independent fact-checking platform, Dubawa, as a fellow
The fellowship wind down with an end of fellowship event and award dinner held at Ibeto Hotels, Abuja. Under the auspices of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), the outgoing cohort is the second since the platform initiated the fellowship in 2019.
The six-month fellowship, inspired by the need to tackle the menace of misinformation and disinformation in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and beyond, started in July 2020 came to an end in January 2021.
The fellowship was organised for journalists in new media platforms (online blogs), radio and TV stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone with the aim of providing an opportunity for analytic, dedicated and innovative journalists to research and write truth-based and factual stories; and also to institute a culture of fact-checking in newsrooms across Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone.