Nigeria

FactsMatterNg

The ICFJ Knight Fellowship programme in Nigeria is building collaborations among journalists, fact checkers and social media influencers to combat misinformation about health and other critical issues in Nigeria. With more than 33 million monthly Facebook users and 25 million monthly Twitter users, Africa’s most populous country is known for a lively and free-wheeling social media climate replete with rumors and false information.

Fact Check Nigeria

We are a non-partisan advocate of civic awareness and participation. We contribute to the political process in our country by providing facts to counter politically motivated deception and falsehood.

Our goal is to equip citizens with facts gathered through scholarship, investigative journalism, and aggregation of other useful information already in public domain to increase public knowledge and understanding and support informed political choices.
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Dubawa

DUBAWA is Nigeria’s independent verification and fact-checking platform, initiated by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and supported by the most influential newsrooms and civic organisations in the country to help amplify the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and media practice. It is non-partisan, accepting only to uphold the values of accuracy, balance, transparency, verification, independence, and accountability in all its operations.

CrossCheck

A collaborative journalism project that brings together newsrooms across France and beyond to accurately report false, misleading and confusing claims that circulate online, similar to Comprova. A project where journalists from different Nigerian media outlets work together to combat information disorder, particularly as the country heads towards the 2019 elections.
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CITAD

CITAD is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies for development and promotion of good governance. It was established first as a single project (Computer Literacy Project) in 1996 but was expanded in 2000 to include other projects. Now it incorporates six different thematic units. CITAD sees technology as a tool to promote sustainable development, good government and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women through access to information, skills and online mentoring opportunities.

CDD Fact Check

Fact check archive. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa, and also to provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.
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AFRICMIL

AFRICMIL is a non-government organisation that focuses on media, information, research, advocacy and training. It aims to promote media and information literacy as a key component in the enhancement of democracy and good governance and the promotion of accountability and orderly society. Vision: To be a model reference point on media and information literacy on the continent. Mission: To promote media and information literacy as a key component in the enhancement of democracy and good governance.

Africa Check

Africa Check is a non-partisan organisation that exists to promote accuracy and honesty in public debate and the media in Africa. Africa Check not only serves as a fact-checking source for multiple countries on the continent, but also provides how-to tips that teach private citizens to perform fact checking on their own. Devised by the non-profit media development arm of the international news agency AFP, Africa Check is an independent organisation with offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos and Dakar.

A guide to anti-misinformation legal actions around the world

Poynter's global guide on existing attempts to legislate against what can broadly be referred to as online misinformation. This guide seeks to create an inclusive, collaborative approach to addressing misinformation around the world. While not every law contained here relates to misinformation specifically, they’ve all often been wrapped into that broader discussion. Article will be updated on an ongoing basis.

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