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APC & CUTS International Workshop: Journalists enhance skills at workshop tackling fake news in Agartala

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, December 27: In a collaborative effort between CUTS International and the Agartala Press Club, a pivotal workshop for journalists took place on Wednesday at the Agartala Press Club premises. Commencing at 11 am, the workshop delved into the realms of information-rich news gathering, emphasizing contemporary methods to identify and combat fake news.

The comprehensive training covered a spectrum of skills, including information literacy, disinformation detection, strategies to avoid non-cooperation in news gathering, and leveraging modern technology to disseminate constructive information. Notable figures present at the inaugural session included Sucharita Bhattacharya, Policy Analyst from CUTS International, Kolkata, and Jayanta Bhattacharya, President of the Agartala Press Club.

Divya Chandra, representing Producer Workshop and Training Boom Line, conducted a two-hour training session, imparting valuable insights to the attendees. Sucharita Bhattacharya highlighted the success of similar workshops in the Indo-Pacific region and Kolkata, emphasizing the overarching goal of enhancing media literacy skills.

President of the Agartala Press Club, Jayanta Bhattacharya, underscored the workshop’s significance, citing instances where misinformation has led to adverse consequences. He expressed the workshop’s importance in safeguarding against the potentially serious impacts of false information disseminated by journalists in their daily work.

Assistant Secretary Abhishek Dey, speaking on behalf of the Agartala Press Club, extended gratitude to the participating journalists and photojournalists, acknowledging their crucial role in making the workshop a success. The initiative aimed to elevate media literacy skills in Agartala, contributing to a more informed and responsible journalistic community.

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