Désinfox Sahel


To contribute to stability, peace and social cohesion in the Sahel by improving the media’s ability to combat misinformation.
321 000

A project

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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 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

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Desinfox Sahel


Open Source Investigation Training (OSINT)

Open Source Investigation Training (OSINT)

International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) criteria training

International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) criteria training.

Training in networking tools

Training in networking tools.

Drafting of a roadmap for the operational implementation of the network

Drafting of a roadmap for the operational implementation of the network.