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Hannah Ajakaiye

Hannah Ajakaiye
Hannah Ajakaiye
JSK Journalism Fellow
Lagos, Nigeria
hajakaye@stanford.edu

Hannah Ajakaiye leads FactsMatterNG, an initiative of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) that promotes information integrity by making facts go viral. The project uses humor, eye-catching videos and graphics to share the truth in a way that is as compelling as the fake news that can spread like wildfire on social media. In this role as an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Ajakaiye works with four newsroom partners to strengthen their fact-checking desks, leading training sessions on the production of social media videos and marketing techniques to extend the reach of fact checks. In 2019, as an ICFJ TruthBuzz Fellow she worked with Africa Check, an independent fact-checking organization. She also collaborated with reporters from Daily Trust, a prominent newspaper with wide reach in northern Nigeria. A native of Nigeria, Ajakaiye is an award-winning journalist and data enthusiast with a passion for development and social justice issues.