The Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) begins multi-day ‘Fundamental Fact-Checking: Introductory Training’ on June 27 with 12 participants attending the first day of online sessions.
The participants, six of them male, will attend more online and offline sessions in coming weeks where they will learn theoretical and practical knowledge of fact-checking. The training aims to produce the fact-checkers who will contribute to combat disinformation, including contributing fact-checks to NepalFactCheck.org – CMR-Nepal & mysansar.com’s joint fact-checking initiative operation since March 2020.
On the first day, two sessions of two hours were held:
1. Introduction to Fact-Checking: introduction, definition, principles, procedure, and importance of fact-checking; it’s comparison with journalistic process and writing. Disinformation.
2. Tools and Techniques of Fact-Checking: the selection of fact-checkable information, the process of fact-checking, how fact-checks are conducted, and basic introduction to tools and techniques.
On second day, the participants will start using the tools and techniques whereas subsequent session will go deeper into fact-checking tools and techniques as well as classification and writing fact-checks.
The participants are: Deep Jyoti Shrestha (Tanneri Chaso – NGO), Muna Kunwar (Naya Patrika – media), Srijhana Khatri (Nepalmacha – media), Chetana Kunwar (CMR – NGO), Bijeesha Budathoki (Onlinekhabar – media), Sunita Lohani (12khari – media), Kiran Kaushal (PDC – NGO), Gopal Prasad Bashyal (PDC – NGO), Krishna Malla (Butwal Today – media), Bishnu Tamang (NepalLive – media), Rabi Raj Baral (researcher) and Tilak Pathak (CMR – NGO).
NepalFactCheck.org’s editor Umesh Shrestha is leading the training.
CMR-Nepal will conduct more introductory sessions on fact-checking in Nepali language. If you are interested to attend, you can register your name here.