Skip to content

About SA7

SA7 is a project by Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) & ARIJ, with the support of the "Qarib" regional programme implemented by the French Media Development Agency (CFI) and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD).

#SA7 project seeks to establish a network of organizations and individuals in 4 countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Iraq, who will work together to combat the spread of mis/disinformation by promoting pre and post fact-checking best practices and instilling the concept of fact-checking within Arab media outlets.

The project focuses on developing the code of principles for fact-checking in the Arab world, training and developing methodologies and skills for fact-checking through workshops and webinars, designing educational materials and awareness campaigns, organising a regional track on fact-checking, and developing tools and data sources in Arabic to support the work of fact-checkers.

Project Of

Our Partners

About ARIJ

ARIJ has long been on the frontline of investigative journalism in the MENA region, providing theoretical and hands-on training to journalists at different career stages. Since 2006, it has trained 3500 journalists, editors and fact checkers and supported over 650 quality investigations. In the past five years, it won over 60 local, regional and international awards.

About AFCN

The Arab Fact-Checkers Network (AFCN) established in December 2020 and led by ARIJ, is a grassroots network that works towards fostering transparent and impartial fact-checking in the Arab region. This network is a product of the mis/disinformation spikes amid the unprecedented times of COVID-19 worldwide.

About CFI

CFI is a public sector operator funded primarily by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. A subsidiary of the France Médias Monde group, CFI actively promotes the development of the media in Africa, the Arab world and South-East Asia

About AFD

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group funds, supports and accelerates the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world. Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance, our teams carry out more than 4,000 projects in France’s overseas departments and territories and another 115 countries.

About Qarib​

Qarib is a regional programme implemented by CFI, the French media development agency and funded by AFD, the French development agency. Qarib supports media outlets operating in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine in order to boost social cohesion, promote the integration of communities and encourage public debate.