ARIJ/AFCN & Facebook announcing a new project to promote best practices of fact-checking

About ARIJ

ARIJ has long been on the frontline of investigative journalism in the MENA region, providing theoretical and hands-on training to journalists at different career stages. Since 2006, it has trained 3500 journalists, editors and fact checkers and supported over 650 quality investigations. In the past five years, it won over 60 local, regional and international awards. ARIJ facilitates networking for journalists and media experts through its in-person and online training workshops and events and its popular annual forum. In its 15 years of experience, ARIJ has produced two manuals, one university curriculum and four self-paced online courses completed by over 20,000 beneficiaries.

About AFCN

The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) established in December 2020 and led by ARIJ, is a grassroots network that works towards fostering transparent and impartial fact-checking in the Arab region. This network is a product of the mis/disinformation spikes amid the unprecedented times of COVID-19 worldwide.

About the Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. It also helps address the news industry’s core business challenges. Our training, programs, and partnerships work in three ways: 1. Building community through news by working with and investing in organizations that fund quality journalism; 2. Training newsrooms globally; and 3. Partnering with news publishers and nonprofits to combat misinformation, promote news literacy, fund new initiatives, share best practices, and improve journalism on our platforms. For more information, please click here .

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