In 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan made a public speech in which he said that trees were four times more polluting than cars. This provoked public indignation and ridicule. Scientists checked his words and disproved them. This is where Factchecking comes in. Today, in an age of manipulation and misinformation, factchecking has become a security-defining tool. Ali Toktakunov, author of high-profile investigative journalism, spoke about this and the use of factchecking tools. He showed by examples how to expose corruption schemes and solve state crimes. The participants consolidated their acquired skills by using the fact-checking tools in practice.
We believe that the skills acquired in this module will help our students to conduct research on this topic.
The Academic Anti-Corruption Certificate Program is implemented in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic with the financial support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan.