Sisterspeak237, US Embassy Train Youths on Countering Misinformation and Hate Speech In Cameroon
46 youths between the ages of & 30, students, have been trained on media literacy and countering misinformation and hate speech.
The one day training that held in the South West Region of Cameroon at Mountain Hotel Buea was organized by SisterSpeak237 with support from the US Embassy in Cameroon on December 11, 2021.
The six months project aims at equipping youths, amongst them journalists, poets, creatives, actors and actresses in the South West Region with skills on promoting media literacy and countering misinformation and hate speech online.
This is within the framework of a SisterSpeak237 project dubbed “Promoting Media Literacy and Countering Misinformation and Hate Speech in the South West Region of Cameroon”.
At the end of the workshop a contest on promoting media literacy and countering misinformation and hate speech was announced. According to the Coordinator of SisterSpeak237, Comfort Mussa, the contest will help amplify the lessons learnt and engage other youths nationally using art online.
At the end of the day; the youths chose three hashtags to promote the lessons online to engage their peers
#ThinkB4Uclick a call to being more responsible digital natives
#TokTrue a challenge to verify; factcheck information before publishing online and
Participants further pledged their commitment to be ambassadors of media literacy and combating hate speech and misinformation through their various media outlets.