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Spotting Truth in a Fake News World for Non-Journalists

Organisation: Africa Regional Services

Status: Closed

  • Training and Education
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: $250,000

Deadline: 15/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Not-for-profit organisations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organisations;
    – Individuals are also eligible to apply, as well as public and private educational institutions;
    – For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply;
    – In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organisations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Application Language: English

The Africa Regional Services, Bureau of African Affairs’ Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications to organise a training on Media Smart: Spotting Truth in a Fake News World for Non-Journalists.

Africa Regional Services announces a call for institutional partners and individuals with extensive experience and capacity in training and outreach among youth, African NGOs and African educative organizations in the field of information fluency to submit proposals for online and in-person training of African youth on media literacy.


The program aims to empower youth, young adults, education professionals and community leaders and organisers with the skills and knowledge to effectively counter fake news, misinformation and disinformation.


Projects should be designed to achieve the following:

  • Objective 1: Enhance the media literacy skills of African youth through engaging workshops focused on combating misinformation and disinformation.
  • Objective 2: Empower participants to apply the knowledge gained from the training sessions by creating and sharing stories that demonstrate their newfound skills in critical media analysis and responsible reporting, thereby fostering a culture of digital citizenship and encouraging them to fulfill their responsibilities as informed and ethical communicators in the digital age.
Funding Information
  • Total available funding: $250,000
  • Number of awards anticipated: 1 award
  • Length of performance period: 12 months

See here to learn more and apply.

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