for Capacity Building in Newsrooms:
Verifying Facts in Times of Deepfakes and Disinformation

Fojo Media Institute (SWE) is recruiting to an exciting cross-border fact-checking training programme for journalists in the Nordic countries and Ukraine (no fees).

  • Who: For practicing journalists, early or mid-career in the Nordic countries and Ukraine.
  • When: 1 September 2024 – 30 May 2025.
  • What: Become a professional fact-checker and learn how to integrate advanced verification techniques in your journalistic toolbox.
  • Where: Both online and on-site (two workshops in Sweden).
  • How: Apply for participation in this free training program and get access to key knowledge for the benefit of your newsroom.
  • Why: In times of deepfakes and disinformation, advanced verification and fact-checking skills are of crucial importance in your newsrooms, not least in collaborative cross-border investigations.

Description of the training programme

Funded by the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF), Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus university (Sweden) offers 10 spots for journalists in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Ukraine for a 9-month training programme. The aim is to enhance verification and fact-checking skills as journalistic practices in different newsrooms and to encourage the launching of collaborative cross-border projects.

Over the course of 9 months (starting in September 2024), 10 journalists will meet both online and on-site in order to learn new skills in the area of fact-checking, verification and Open Source Intelligence. After an online introduction, the training programme is kicked-off with a workshop on-site in Sweden in October 2024 with our training partners Bellingcat, CASM and Factiverse. After that, individual or joint projects are developed and coached and will be pitched to experts for possible publication in 2025.

How to apply

Please submit the form below no later than August 15, 2024.

  • You will be notified about the outcome of the selection process at the end of August.
  • The first online networking and training activities will take place in the second half of September.
  • An on-site training workshop in Kalmar, Sweden (fully funded) will take place 22–25 October (please reserve these dates in your calendar).

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Application form

Which language skills do you have? Enter any language and level (native/professional/working knowledge).

Upload a cv including a headshot (pdf only).
Upload a letter of motivation (pdf only).
Upload an endorsement from newsroom such as managing editor (pdf only).

Thank you!

We will get back to you as soon as the application period is over.


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