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Job Title: Several Fact Checkers – Code for Africa Uganda Jobs
Organization: Code for Africa (CfA)
Code for Africa (CfA) Profile:
Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest network of indigenous African civic technology and investigative data journalism laboratories, with over 70 staff in 19 countries, who build digital democracy solutions that are intended to give citizens unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthen civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.
PesaCheck is the continent’s largest indigenous fact-checking initiative, with teams in 12 African countries, and is incubated by Code for Africa (CfA). It researches and debunks misinformation published both online and elsewhere in more traditional media. It also tracks promises by public officials and shines a light on public finances to ensure the public is not misled.
Are you perturbed by the damage that misinformation is doing to society, and want to do something about it? Code for Africa (CfA) has immediate vacancies for full-time Fact-Checkers in Chad, Zambia Zimbabwe and Uganda to join our PesaCheck team. The successful candidates will join PesaCheck’s transnational fact-checking team. The team is responsible for helping the public separate fact from fiction, using a range of journalistic techniques and digital verification tools. You will join PesaCheck’s editorial newsdesk, working as part of a network of locally-based investigative researchers in 12 African countries. You will produce daily fact-check articles, investigating questionable content on social media, in mainstream media, and declarations/claims by public figures. From time to time, you will also collaborate with PesaCheck media partners and/or CfA’s digital innovation teams on election monitoring or other special projects. The fact-checks you produce will be published on Pesacheck.org, while also being syndicated into partner media. The articles will be used by Facebook and other technology platforms to help detect misinformation on social media.
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Deadline: 9th July 2021
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