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Code for Africa Fact-Checking Fellowship Program (Applicant From Ethiopia) / How To Apply

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CfA have partnered with DWA to offer a combination of training, professional mentorship and story grants to journalists and newsroom managers in Ethiopia, to enable them to fact-check and set up fact-checking desks.  link to apply for Islamic Development Bank Internship Program 2021

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Successful applicants will participate in a four-week online fellowship for journalists and a five-month online fellowship for newsroom managers, from a team of international editorial experts, as well as additional technical support from a team of fact checkers, designers, investigative analysts and data analysts.

Fellows will also be given the opportunity to launch new fact-checking projects for their organisations, with additional technical support from CfA’s team of editorial and technology experts. This team includes senior editors and specialists from Africa’s largest fact-checking organisation, PesaCheck, which has teams in 14 African countries, including Ethiopia.


  • Fact-checkers: CfA is offering a four-month part-time fellowship to active, full-time freelance journalists/researchers, who have the support of an institutional partner (such as a newsroom or watchdog NGO), and pioneering start-up entrepreneurs (in both the non-profit and social enterprise space) and/or strategists/pioneers tasked with setting-up a fact-checking desk for their organisation.
  • Newsroom managers: CfA is offering a five-month part-time fellowship for newsroom/institutional managers focused on equipping managers with the tools and techniques for setting-up and managing internal production systems for sustainable fact-checking desks/teams or for launching new products/services.


Fellows will learn the following practical skills:

  • Fact-checking basics: Understanding fact-checking methodology & taxonomy, and fact-checking techniques using a range of specialised tools.
  • Audience engagement: Understanding how to create unique topics/themes for specific audiences, and how to build audience engagement and feedback systems.
  • Production systems: Understanding how to design editorial/research workflow processes, tooling and staffing strategies, for streamlined integration into the host organisation’s wider production processes.
  • Policy frameworks: Understanding how to apply international ethical and professional guidelines for quality assurance and industry accreditation, with special emphasis on applying the International Fact-Checking Network’s (IFCN) Code of Principles.


  • You must be an established journalist/manager in a newsroom, watchdog NGO/social enterprise, or research/policy institute.
  • You must be able to commit to publish/broadcast your fact-checks on an appropriate public platform.
  • You must be based in Ethiopia, with demonstrable local experience/insights.
  • You must be fluent in English and Amharic, as these will be the languages of tuition and mentorship. Your fact-checks may be produced/published in another language, but translated copies must be made available in either English or Amharic.
  • You must have access to a home laptop/computer with internet connectivity, to be able to participate in online classes and benefit from the digital mentorship and electronic resources.
  • You must be able and willing to commit to attending all classes and completing all lesson assignments during the four months.
  • You must have a letter of support from your newsroom manager/editor (if you’re a staff reporter) or a letter of commitment/authorisation from a partner newsroom or publishing partner institution (if you’re a freelancer or CSO researcher), to ensure that your work reaches a meaningful audience. Alternatively freelancers should notify their organization via email and cc CfA.
  • You must commit to sharing your new skills and insights within your organisation and wider journalistic/research fraternity, by demonstrating your projects and techniques to peers.
  • You demonstrate a commitment to free and independent journalism in your professional career.

How To Apply:

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Deadline:  July 18, 2021

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