In January 2023 Maldita.es brought together 20 journalists from across Spain for a two-day training program for journalists to equip them with practical tools to fight climate-related mis-/disinformation.
Journalists from Aragon, the Valencian Community, Galicia, the Region of Murcia, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Catalonia, Asturias and the Canary Islands participated in a series of workshops that provided them with knowledge and practical tools to counter climate disinformation narratives and hoaxes related to the environmental issues.
Other than expanding participants' knowledge, the event marked the launch of a network of local media journalists to collaborate in this field. With the participation of media such as Huelva Televisión, Cadena SER Albacete, Canal Sur, Diario Información, Canal Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha Media and RTPA, among others, this network is established as an initiative aimed at supporting local journalists in Spain in its work against climate misinformation and thus facilitate citizens' access to reliable information backed by solid evidence.
— I leave the course fascinated by the dedication of the Maldita team. It is encouraging to know that there are spaces where they work with such dedication and honesty. I have also loved the diversity of the team that has been called to this training. It has been great, — said one of the workshop participants. Another one added: "I loved the course. I think it provided a lot of content in a short time. I was left wanting more."
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