Google will train Indian journalists in fair election coverage

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As soon as India's election inch comes close, Google announced on Thursday that it will train journalists in online validation and fact-checking, digital security and security, YouTube for election coverage and data visualization for elections.

Google on Indian Election

Google News Initiative, in partnership with independent, third-party organizations DataLeads and Internews organized training sessions in 30 cities in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Bangla, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi between February 26 and April 6. will do. The company said in a statement.

"The Google News initiative is proud to support journalists in India as they are ready to cover upcoming elections. Since 2016, Google has trained more than 13,000 journalists from over 200 newsrooms and 40 cities in India.

Working journalists and freelancers who cover election can apply for free training workshops.

Google will organize a training session in the Delhi-NCR region on 26th February.

Google launched the "Google News Initiative India Training Network" last year, which focused on online verification and fact-checking.

In six months, the network included 241 trainers in seven languages, who have so far trained 5,260 journalists in more than 40 cities of India.

For 2019, Google is planning to train 10,000 other journalists in India under this program.

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