A team of AFP journalists specialized in fact-checking will be offering tailored training in digital investigation to Ukrainian journalists from Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s primary English-language newspaper, as well as the Ukrinform news agency.
Kyiv Post’s Chief Editor Bohdan Nahaylo says: “Since our publication was revamped in late 2021, we have been striving to improve its content and standing and boost its readership in the challenging conditions of war, fake news and populism, and the increasing importance of social media.
"The specialized training provided by AFP is very timely and apt, and we appreciate the opportunity to give our journalists the additional expertise and skills which these complex times call for."
The program will take place over several months as part of a project supported by the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) and managed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
“Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the explosion of disinformation on social networks has complicated the task of journalists seeking to report the conflict in a reliable and impartial manner,” said Estelle Péard, AFP Training Coordinator for Digital Investigation in Europe.
“The training we offer will enable Kyiv Post and Ukrinform journalists to be better equipped to spot and verify false information circulating online,” she added.
Kyiv Post will join the training for the first time as it plans to initiate its own fact-checking production this year.
About AFP’s fact-checking network 
As the world’s leading fact-checking network with 140 journalists working across five continents, AFP is a member of the 8 hubs of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). AFP is also a member of the International Fact- Checking Network (IFCN) and has been involved in the development of the code of standards and best practices for the European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN).
Additionally, AFP is part of Meta’s project to identify and report false and misleading information circulating on its platforms.
About Kyiv Post
Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s oldest English-language newspaper. Since its foundation in October 1995, its global audience has been growing steadily reaching 3million+ per month this year and achieving the country’s highest level of reliability, according to international monitors. It is recognized as Ukraine’s global voice providing consistent objective and accurate in depth information about Ukraine and its international context for external and domestic readers.
About EMIF
The European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) supports collaborative eff orts aimed at debunking disinformation, enhancing independent fact-checking, and enabling targeted research and innovation tools designed to strengthen resilience among media outlets, and their response to disinformation.
The EMIF was established by the European University Institute and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
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