Social Media News Gathering and Fact Checking Workshop

FactChecking training


A one-day social media news gathering and verification workshop will be held at Ajaltoun Municipality in Kesserwan, Mount Lebanon, on Saturday, November 23. The free workshop, hosted by SMEX in collaboration with Annahar, aims to engage citizen journalists as active contributors to the newspaper’s new live blog.

During the workshop, participants will learn:

  • Basics of news gathering with social media and live blogging
  • Advanced search with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • How to evaluate and verify sources, images, and video
  • Legal and ethical considerations of citizen reporting

Limited space is still available. To join the workshop, please send email to trainer Rouba El Helou or municipality staff:

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