International Fact-Checking Day

April 2 marks International Fact-Checking Day, a global initiative aimed at emphasizing the crucial role of accurate information in our interconnected world. As we celebrate this day, we also recognize the vital work of fact-checkers worldwide who dedicate their efforts to upholding truth about what matters most in life. At the International Fact-Checking Network, we believe that elevating facts is not solely the responsibility of professionals, but rather a collective effort involving public participation. By elevating fact-checkers and promoting credible sources, we can foster a healthy information ecosystem where truth prevails over falsehoods. Join us in recognizing that #FactsMatter in building a more informed and resilient society.

We will host two panel discussions on fact-checking during crisis and fact-checking organizations facing oppressive lawsuits across the world. These webinars will feature experts in the field who will share their experiences and insights on how to conduct effective fact-checking in difficult situations, as well as their experiences navigating legal challenges and threats to press freedom.

The International Fact-Checking Network is also planning IFCN-themed trivia, which fact-checkers can participate in. Fact-checkers can test their knowledge and learn more about the International Fact-Checking Network and the organizations that comprise it. 

Moreover, we will feature a series of op-eds from a variety of organizations, spanning from Africa to South America to Asia, highlighting issues pertinent to their regions. These op-eds will provide a global perspective on fact-checking and the challenges and opportunities faced by fact-checkers around the world.

Legal challenges and global legislation in fact-checking

  • Mariam Tsitsikashvili
    Mariam Tsitsikashvili is a debunking editor at, the first fact-checking operation in Georgia run by Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS). She also supervises GRASS’s other...
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  • Nathan Gadugah
    Nathan Gadugah is currently the editor for Dubawa Ghana with editorial supervision over Dubawa Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia offices. He has over two...
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  • Celine Samson
    Celine Samson is a writer and fact checking editor at VERA Files, a 14-year old nonprofit media organization in the Philippines specializing in in-depth reporting...
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  • Anne Kruger
    Anne Kruger is the newly appointed Associate Director of RMIT FactLab at RMIT University. RMIT FactLab is a partner with Meta's third-party fact checking program....
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Fact-checking during crisis

  • Katie Sanders
    Editor-in-Chief, PolitiFact
    Katie Sanders is the editor-in-chief of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott...
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  • Tai Nalon
    Executive Director, Aos Fatos
    Tai Nalon is a founder and the executive director of the award-winning disinformation watchdog Aos Fatos. She leads the team that won the 2020 Gabriel...
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  • Emre İlkan Saklıca
    Emre İlkan Saklıca has been working at Teyit since 2019, where he serves as the editor-in-chief. He began his journalism career at Kanal B and...
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  • Svitlana Slipchenko
    Svitlana Slipchenko, Head of VoxCheck, has been working with countering disinformation for more than 5 years, starting as a junior analyst who fact-checked Ukrainian politicians'...
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  • Doreen Wainainah
    Doreen Wainainah is the Managing Editor of PesaCheck, Africa’s largest indigenous fact-checking organisation, incubated by Code for Africa. Doreen previously worked at Nation Media Group,...
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