“Am able to fact-check information and I now have a more critical and analytical mindset”

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.

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