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Master's student Sunday Jerome Salami wins #D4Dblogging competition

In his article, Sunday Jerome Salami writes about how Africa and Europe can work together to tackle disinformation and promote human rights in the digital age.

15 November 2022 | Blog

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STG Master student Sunday Jerome Salami is currently on exchange at the Central European University in Vienna. His recent participation in the AU-EU D4D Hub’s #D4DBlogging competition on tackling disinformation in today's world, has officially been awarded first place!

Salami will now have the opportunity to travel to Addis Ababa from 28 November to 2 December to attend Internet Governance Forum 2022.

His blog proposals enhance innovative ways of problem solving the issue of disinformation in the digital age through revised methods of cooperation between the AU and EU.

"There are several ways Africa and Europe can work together to tackle disinformation on both continents," Salami writes. His suggestions focus on fake-news correction and prevention by targeting the potential origins of the problem, from both an academic and professional perspective:

  • Increasing media literacy for critical thought capacity
  • Encouraging early childhood curricula and training on ‘debunking misinformation'
  • Strengthening the work of civil society organisations and NGO’s in fighting disinformation

Read the full blog published on D4DHub

Check Sunday Jerome Salami's personal blog for more on his thoughts, ideas and opinions.

Sunday Jerome Salami is the recipient of a Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship for the Master in Transnational Governance at the EUI School of Transnational Governance.

Last update: 15 November 2022

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