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Checkdesk training begins in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon

We're extremely excited to announce that our Checkdesk training programme is firmly underway in four countries across the Middle East. Led by our regional partners (Welad El Balad Media Services - Egypt, 7iber - Jordan, Ma'an - Palestine, Annahar & SMEX - Lebanon), and in close cooperation with our research and training partner Birmingham City University, the training program aims to develop citizens' journalistic skills in the way they consume and analyze media, to nurture verification and fact-checking best practice, and to introduce trainees to the Checkdesk platform.

Over the coming 6 weeks, training workshops will continue to take place across Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, with further workshops scheduled to come later in 2013. To find out how you can get involved as a participant, please contact partners directly using the links above. You can also make use of our open licensed online repository of resources at

Check out some of the great photos from workshops in Marsa Matrouh, Qena (both Egypt) and Nablus (Palestine), along with the Ma'an TV report [Arabic] on their first session!

Checkdesk training with Ma'an in Nablus

Training citizen journalists in Qena, Egypt with Yomaty.

Yomaty trainers awarding certificates to trainees in Marsa Matrouh.

Ma'an TV reports on their training session in Nablus.