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Catherine Gicheru

What I learned working with Kenya’s first fact-checking project

I had an incredible year working as a fellow for PesaCheck, Kenya's first fact-checking group. These are the most important lessons I learned — there's no such thing as an easy fact-check, for one thing.

Leo Mutuku | May 17, 2017

PesaCheck offers guidance for building a fact-checking culture where none exists

Kenya's first fact-checking initiative is paving the way for accountability journalism in an area where few other organizations focus full-time on verifying what public officials say. 

Elyssa Pachico | May 10, 2017

Kenyan journalists push newsrooms to invest in data journalism

Data journalism has been a rapidly growing field in the news industry, but it hasn't caught on everywhere. Journalists in Kenya are trying to change that in their country's newsrooms. 

Auguste Yung | January 30, 2017

14 free digital tools that any newsroom can use

Steal our tools! Ahead of the 2016 Online News Association conference, here are 14 digital tools from the ICFJ Knight Fellows that any newsroom can use.

Sara Olstad | September 14, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Watch Panama Papers webinar on cross-border data journalism investigations

Free Panama Papers webinar on journalistic collaboration, a workshop on covering the U.S.-Mexico border, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | May 20, 2016

Open data movement bolsters press freedom across Africa

To mark World Press Freedom Day, ICFJ Knight Fellows Catherine Gicheru and Temi Adeoye discuss how data-driven civic tools are expanding media freedom in Kenya and Nigeria.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | May 03, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR focuses on Africans named in Panama Papers

Africans named in leaked documents probed by ANCIR, Kenyan initiative fact-checks financial news and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | April 08, 2016

Dodgy Doctors tool claims new successes in Kenya

Thanks to a data-driven tool from Code for Africa and Kenya's The Star, Kenyan citizens have a way to protect themselves from fake doctors — and government policy is changing as a result.

Catherine Gicheru | March 22, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Media Party returns to Miami this April

Media Party Miami to feature hands-on learning, GotToVote tool helps Kenyans register, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | March 11, 2016
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Dodgy Doctor app launches in Nigeria to help users find quality care

An app to find doctors in Nigeria, Innovation Fellowships in Kenya, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 08, 2016

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