Shing Timothy, #AFFCameroon Cohort 3 Fellow
Getting the opportunity to be trained on fact-checking and hate speech mitigation has greatly helped me as a journalist and a person. It has helped to professionalise my practice and my daily interactions, especially on social media. The training helped me to be able to fact-check information and to have a more critical and analytical mindset.
It also gave me the opportunity to pursue more knowledge on the subject. The background in fact-checking with #defyhatenow helped me get a chance to further develop my skills with Desinfox-Africa. I now have a better understanding of fact-checking and regular fact-checking reports are published in The Guardian Post Newspaper.
I wish members of Cohort 6 the best training and development. I will encourage them to give their best in the training to help solve the problems of fake news and hate speech rocking Cameroon today.