Knight Center offers MOOC on COVID-19 fact-checking [Latin America]

Posted on Jan 25, 2021 in COVID-19 Reporting

Journalists and journalism students can enroll in this free course in Spanish, Portuguese and Guaraní.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with UNESCO, organizes the online training "Disinformation & Fact-Checking in Times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean" Feb. 15 to March 14.

Instructor Cristina Tardáguila will guide participants on how to combat the misinformation and disinformation that has spread during the pandemic.

Topics include the history of fact-checking and fact-checking organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean; how to start a fact-checking unit; basic tools used by fact-checkers; and an overview of regulation around the world.

Registration is open.