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Why media houses should set up fact-checking desks to counter fake news

Topic: Why media houses should set up fact-checking desks to counter fake news
Producer: Vivian Onovwewhare
Presenter: Itoro Etukudo
Date: January 18, 2024.
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Anchor: A warm welcome to you and thank you for joining us on FACT FINDERS coming to you live from the network service of Radio Nigeria, the largest radio network in Africa.

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. My name is Itoro Etukudo.

INTRO: As misinformation continues to spread like wildfire, the importance of verifying and disseminating accurate information has never been more crucial. Join us as we unravel the significance of fact-checking in maintaining the integrity of news and discuss why media organisations should prioritize the establishment of dedicated fact-checking desks.

On today’s programme, we have: Kolapo Olapoju, the Editor at The Cable newspaper and Nureudeen Akewushola, a Fact-Checker at Fact Checkhub. You are all welcome!


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