SHILLONG: The Google News Initiative, in partnership with DataLeads and Internews, organised a day- long training for working journalists, media educators and journalism students titled “Poll Check India: Covering India’s Elections” here in the city on Saturday
The training was conducted in association with Shillong Press Club and supported by Electoral Officer, Meghalaya, Department of Information and Public Relations, Meghalaya and Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited.
Google certified trainers Monjib Mochahari, Assistant Professor, Assam Don Bosco University, Jaikishan S.G, Assistant Professor, Assam Don Bosco University conducted the day long training.
The programme was organised as part of a training series to support journalists covering India’s upcoming general elections and the focus of the training was on Digital Safety and Security for Journalists, live streaming elections, photo and verification and how to tackle fake news in India.
At least 69 working journalists, media educators, photographers and journalism students from across Meghalaya participated in the day-long programme.
Since 2016, Google has trained more than 13,000 journalists in India, across 200 newsrooms and in 40 cities. This training is currently being conducted in 30 cities across the country in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Bangla, Kannada, Gujarati, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi.