Sunday, July 21, 2024

Who We Are

In a world where misinformation often clouds public discourse, initiatives like Mashinani Check emerge as beacons of truth and accountability. Established as Kenya's pioneering grassroots verification and fact-checking platform project by KCOMNET and YFL. Mashinani Check, with its tagline "Grassroot Fact Finder," is not just a mere initiative but a movement towards fostering a culture of truth in governance, public policy, and discourse and any other matters of public interest particularly within the context of devolution.

A Commitment to Truth

At the heart of Mashinani Check lies a steadfast commitment to upholding the values of accuracy, balance, transparency, verification, independence, and accountability. Guided by the principles set forth by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), Mashinani Check sets the gold standard for fact-checking endeavors in Kenya.

Our Objectives

The objectives of Mashinani Check are as ambitious as they are noble. Through a multifaceted approach encompassing fact checks, information verification, media literacy, and citizen engagement, the initiative aims to empower grassroots communities in several key ways Promoting Transparent Governance, Inspiring Confidence and Enhancing Understanding.

Catalyst for Change

As Mashinani Check continues to make strides in promoting truth and accountability, its impact reverberates far beyond Kenya's borders. By partnering with other fact-checking entities and engaging civil society organizations and government bodies, Mashinani Check is spearheading a movement that transcends boundaries and inspires similar initiatives worldwide. In a world where misinformation proliferates, Mashinani Check stands as a testament to the power of truth and the importance of grassroots activism. Through its unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and integrity, Mashinani Check is not just a fact-checking initiative—it's a catalyst for positive change in Kenya and beyond.

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