Fact Checking Data Claims

joshua olufemi

Introduction to the theory and practice of fact checking
Chapter 3: Best practices for fact checking, favourite websites and tools

Joshua Olufemi is a media development practitioner, entrepreneur and the Founder of Dataphyte, a media and data analytics company. Prior to the launch of Dataphyte in January 2020, Joshua was the Program Director at the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ). At PTCIJ, Joshua launched several social accountability and media development platforms such as Dubawa (fact-checking), UDEME (budget accountability), CampusReporterNGPress Attack TrackerSpoor, and PriceBoard.

He has done great data-driven investigations and reporting of corruption, failure of regulatory agencies, and human rights abuses and is dedicated to achieving a better society where justice and fairness prevails. Joshua was the only data journalist among the Premium Times' Team that published the multiple award-winning Panama Papers and Paradise Papers.

He holds a Bachelor in Economics and Education and a Masters in Measurement and Evaluation. Joshua is an alumnus of the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School where he bagged a Certificate in Global Fintech Program. He is a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow.

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