Désinfox Sahel

Goals

To contribute to stability, peace and social cohesion in the Sahel by improving the media’s ability to combat misinformation.
334 000
18months
7Countries

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Presentation

In the Sahel, disinformation techniques are increasingly sophisticated and false information is often translated into the national languages, increasing its impact and multiplying the danger it poses.

Desinfox Sahel supports the bolstering of African fact-checking organisations, by supporting its journalists in the production of so-called “open source” investigations (OSINT) and by supporting the fact-checking training they provide to media in their countries. The project also plans to organise two co-production workshops bringing together fact-checking organisations from French-speaking Africa, to stimulate and support an approach based on working in a regional network.

Project beneficiaries

African fact-checking organizations.

Project manager
Jocelyn Grange

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Desinfox Sahel

Actions

Training in advanced fact-checking and open source intelligence techniques (OSINT)

Training in advanced fact-checking and open source intelligence techniques (OSINT)

Training in fact-checking techniques in African national languages

Training in fact-checking techniques in African national languages.

Peer-to-peer exchange workshops to define practical arrangements for regional networking.

Peer-to-peer exchange workshops to define practical arrangements for regional networking.