Members of local media, news reporters, and communication officers from non-governmental organizations and agencies underwent training in spotting misinformation/critical thinking and fact-checking information sources by an award-winning journalist, photo editor, and educator, Regina McCombs, Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

The lessons covered different ways to recognize and detect misinformation using different applications available. 

With fast communication systems now available to everyone, information that is constantly shared on various social and media platforms is not necessarily verified, and knowing different ways to verify that information, be it written, voice, video, or photographs, is critical to anyone, especially to those responsible for passing on the information to others.

The training and the expert trainer were made possible through the U.S. Speaker Program, which collaborates with U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to engage professional foreign audiences with American citizen experts on essential topics.

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