Google India just announced the launch of an extensive training network for journalists in India as a part of  Google News Initiative. With this it aims to raise awareness against misinformation and provide new tools to journalists in their fight against fake news. This will provide training to 8000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year. For this, the Network will select 200 journalists from cities across India, who will hone their skills in verification and training during 5-day train-the-trainer boot camps that will be organised for English and six other Indian languages. This network of certified trainers will train more journalists at 2-day, 1-day and half-day workshops organised by the Network. Training workshops will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada in cities across India. "The focus of the training will be fact-checking, online verification and digital hygiene for journalists, using a curriculum built by experts from First Draft, Storyful, AltNews, BoomLive, Factchecker.in, and DataLeads," said Google Language Date Location Application deadline English July 30 - August 3 Gurugram July 5 Hindi August 20 -24 Gurugram July 15 Kannada August 27 - 31 Bengaluru July 15 Tamil September 17 - 22 Chennai July 15 Telugu November 19 - 22 Hyderabad September 15 Marathi December 3 - 7 Mumbai September 15 Bengali January 15 -19 Kolkata September 15 Newsroom, press club or journalism collegees interested in joining and ...

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