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How to counter misinformation with media literacy

Topic: How to fight misinformation with media literacy
Producer: Vivian Onovwewhare (FRCN)
Co-Producer: Opeyemi Kehinde (ICIR)
Presenter: Itoro Etukudo
Date: October 26, 2023.

Fact Finders is a programme brought to you by The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in collaboration with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), to empower you with essential knowledge on how to recognize and effectively counter misinformation and disinformation narratives in Nigeria. This programme is powered by The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abuja.

INTRO: Misinformation and fake news have become common in today’s digital world. It’s vital to equip ourselves with the right tools to differentiate fact from fiction. Who are the actors of misinformation in the country? What do they benefit from spreading fake news? What is the role of the mainstream media and social media platforms in tackling misinformation?
These and many more will be examined today as we look at the topic, “How to fight misinformation with media literacy.” To shed light on this issue, we have with us in the studio, Onche Bishop Odeh, a Nigerian journalist and communication development expert with decades of experience in the media industry.


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