Today we launch #KnowTheFactsGetTheVax

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Namibia Fact Check and community media and civil society partners will be helping you navigate online information.

The #KnowTheFactsGetTheVax campaign is an initiative of Africa’s oldest fact checking service, Africa Check, and has now become a multi-country campaign, with Namibia Fact Check as the implementing partner in Namibia. The rollout of the campaign in Namibia, and other countries, is funded by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).

The campaign will be running for six months, until the end of November 2022, and is a media literacy campaign aimed at reducing the harm done to public health by health misinformation by helping audiences identify and engage with credible information and sources around COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.

Namibia Fact Check’s partners in rolling out the campaign are Oranjemund Community Radio, Kharas FM, Omaheke Radio, West Coast FM, Kunene Community Radio and Rapids FM. The civil society partner is the Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative (MiLLi*).

The broadcast and civil society partners will be rolling out the campaign material via their broadcast services and social media pages in order for the campaign messages to reach communities in the far-flung corners of the country, in languages that they speak and understand.

The languages that the campaign content has been translated into are Afrikaans, Khoekoegowab (Damara/Nama), Rukwangali, Oshiwambo and Otjiherero.       

To follow the campaign, be on the lookout for the campaign hashtag … #KnowTheFactsGetTheVax