Fact-Checking Disinformation With Compelling Content

This course teaches you how to create compelling content about fact checking that you can share online.

Our supporters

This course is organized by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and In Old News within TechCamp Kazakhstan Small Grants Program supported by U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Astana, and MediaNet International Centre for Journalism Public Foundation.


TechCamp is an initiative by the U.S. Department of State focused on empowering people to develop tech solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.


MediaNet International Centre for Journalism is an NGO focused on empowering journalists and the public in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.


KazNU, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, is one of the largest universities in Kazakhstan with a journalism department focused on innovation.


In Old News is a media organisation that supports a diverse journalism ecosystem through stories and trainings.


This course is designed to equip students and journalists with the tools they need to reach young audiences in creative and engaging ways on topics around fact checking and media literacy.

Module 01

Introduction to fact checking

What is fact checking
Why fact checking is important
Fact checking terms/vocabulary

Module 02

How to fact-check digital information

Looking for clues
Finding credible sources
Verifying content on social media

Module 03

How to fact check multimedia content

Verifying photos
Fact checking videos
Identifying AI-generated content

Module 04

How to create video reports of your
fact checking

Popular video fact check formats
How to approach video making
Fact check video tutorial

Module 05

Introduction to prebunking

What is prebunking?
Why is prebunking important?
Examples of effective prebunking

Module 06

How to make prebunking videos

Storyboarding a prebunk video
Editing a short video
Publishing on social media

Resources for open journalism on the internet

Open journalism network is a project working on increasing diversity and representation in journalism content on the open web.