Ekta is a consortium of fact-checking groups and organizations working to address the quality of online information in India. Ekta is committed to advance media literacy and fact-checking skills among different groups of the Indian population. In 2022, Ekta will be running training and mentorship in the field of media literacy and fact-checking to support journalism and mass communication students in acquiring skills to address online mis/disinformation.
These sessions will be conducted by seasoned fact-checkers from Ekta’s 6 fact-checking organizations – AFP Fact Check, BoomLive, Factly, India Today Fact Check, Vishvas News and The Quint – and Meedan, a technology non-profit that builds software and initiatives to support global journalism. The training sessions are designed for undergraduate students in their final year and students pursuing post-graduation in these subjects.
Journalism and mass media institutes are welcome to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and enrolling your students in these sessions.
Due to the pandemic and the current situation, the workshops will be held online and the students who choose to participate will need a laptop and an internet connection to be able to successfully complete the training. The session will be 3-4 hour long and will begin in February 2022.
Form link: https://forms.gle/RfULDxjKEMktQxM57
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com for more information.
This project is supported by Google News Initiative.
For more information on the Ekta consortium, please visit our website https://ekta-facts.com/
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