EU-SDGN Train Journalists on Combating Information Disorder


The EU-SDGN cohort recently organized a media capacity-building workshop focused on combating information disorder. Held under the auspices of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria programme, the event aimed to equip media professionals with the necessary skills and tools to address the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation in the digital age.

Amid growing concerns about the spread of false information and its impact on public discourse and democratic processes, the workshop convened journalists, editors, fact-checkers, and media practitioners from across Nigeria. The objective was to foster collaboration, share best practices, and develop strategies to counter misinformation effectively.

Throughout the workshop, participants engaged in interactive sessions, expert-led discussions, and hands-on training modules designed to enhance their media literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics covered included identifying misinformation sources, verifying information accuracy, and promoting responsible reporting standards.

Facilitators emphasized the importance of ethical journalism practices, transparency, and accountability in combating information disorder. They underscored the role of media professionals as guardians of truth and emphasized the need for collaboration between media organizations, civil society, and technology platforms to address the root causes of misinformation.

A representative of the EU-SDGN cohort, highlighted the critical role of media capacity building in promoting informed public discourse and strengthening democratic institutions. “By empowering media professionals with the skills and knowledge to combat information disorder, we are safeguarding the integrity of our democratic processes and ensuring that citizens have access to accurate and reliable information,” they stated.

The EU-SDGN cohort reaffirmed its commitment to supporting media capacity building initiatives and fostering a free, independent, and responsible media landscape. Through continued collaboration and collective action, the cohort aims to promote media literacy, strengthen democratic governance, and combat information disorder for the benefit Nigeria.