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CAMP Launches Nationwide COVID-19 Fact Checking Trainings

Participants in Buea

The Cameroon Association of Media Professionals, CAMP, has launched a national training for Mid Career Media Professionals on Fact-Checking COVID-19 related stories in Buea.

The Buea workshop was officially opened by the National President of the Cameroon Association of Media Professionals, Solomon Agborem who said the project aims at empowering 60 Mid-career reporters, commentators, and bloggers reporting on the COVID-19 Pandemic with necessary Fact-Checking skills to combat Fake News, Misinformation, Disinformation, and Infodemic both online and offline.

The Southwest Regional Coordinator of the Association, Yuh Innocent, added that the project seeks to build a strong network of Fact Checkers in Crisis and COVID-19 response, share best practices and experiences in different regions on the thematic and ensure effective and positive communication as far as the COVID-19 Pandemic is concerned.

The main trainer in Buea was Maikem Emmanuella a certified Fact Checker of International Standards.
The Executive Director of CAMP, Tarhyang Enowbikah Tabe took the time to thank The European Union and UNESCO for believing in the CAMP dream.

The Project continues on the 14th of October with two pieces of training simultaneously, in Bamenda for Journalists in the West and Northwest and Douala for Journalists in the Littoral, Centre, and Grand North.

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