The Independent Journalism Center is launching the online workshop encouraging journalists to document and thoroughly verify facts before publishing them.
The workshop ‘Editorial Fact-Checking: from Theory to Practice’ (in Romanian and Russian) is held by the journalist Dumitru Stoianov from RISE Moldova, an institution for which fact-checking is one of the main editorial standards. Since 2015 until now, all RISE-Moldova materials have been subject to fact-checking, which makes it the only media outlet in Moldova that checks the facts at a professional level.
Structured in three parts, the workshop allows journalists and editors to find out what fact-checking is, how journalists can apply it when writing their materials, what steps to follow for a professional fact-checking.
Given that independent media is exposed to a number of risks – financial, legal and political – the thorough checking of facts becomes a pressing necessity for journalists. The professional use of fact-checking can protect them from exaggerations or inaccuracies and helps them to produce high-quality materials.
The Independent Journalism Center encourages editors from local media outlets to implement fact-checking in their work and advises journalists to take into account the rules presented in this online workshop and to follow them in their daily work.