The 7th edition of the Alexandria Media Forum (AMF) was hosted for the first time by the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism.
The forum, attended and covered by most of the Egyptian media TVs as well as Arab and Egyptian newspapers, attracted some 500 attendees from Egypt and the Arab countries during the three days sessions dedicated to media literacy (April 18-20).
Amid plenary sessions, round tables and workshops, WeVerify was invited there by the organizer Ahmed Esmat to give a three-hours master class on verification to journalists and educators from the Middle East attending the conference.
All the participants in the master class were trained to use our verification plugin. It was also a great opportunity for us to learn about debunking and fact-checking activities in Egypt as well as the initiatives to foster media literacy teaching at universities to empower journalists with new skills.