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Catherine Gicheru

Catherine Gicheru

To make fact-checking go viral, ’silence is golden’

During a recent webinar, Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya's PesaCheck shared their best advice for making fact-checking and verification spread faster than fake news.

Oren Levine | December 20, 2017

Fact-checking Kenya’s repeat presidential election

A team of fact-checkers worked to make sense of the conversations during and immediately after election day in Kenya. 

Eric Mugendi, PesaCheck | November 13, 2017

App empowers Kenya’s citizen reporters to document breaking news

Kenya's biggest news organizations are developing apps to allow citizens to contribute footage and generate stories of their own.

Catherine Gicheru | August 18, 2017

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: Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference to feature cross-border projects

Investigative reporters meet in New Orleans this month, the next Media Party planned for Buenos Aires and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | June 03, 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

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR investigations win two international awards

Probes by African network win major awards, new tool helps investigative reporters and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | May 06, 2016

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