October 2020 was full of training opportunities from Media Development Foundation’s (MDF) partners - Bellingcat and Facebook, organized in the framework of MDF’s first global hackathon against fake news.
On October 8 Narine Khachatryan - an open-source researcher and trainer from Bellingcat held a workshop for journalists, fact-checkers, and others passionate about media literacy to introduce them to open-source digital research and the methodologies behind it.
On October 21 MDF in partnership with Facebook hosted journalists and fact-checkers at a webinar held by Sophie Eyears - Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program Manager to discuss Facebook's Integrity and Journalist Safety efforts ahead of the 2020 Georgian Parliamentary Election.
On October 22-23 2020 MDF, together with ForSet, hosted developers, graphic designers, media literacy specialists, and others passionate about digital technologies from 16 countries to hack the fake news challenge at MDF’s global hackathon. The event was organized in partnership with Bellingcat and Facebook with the financial contribution of Zinc Network. The community partner of the hackathon was Digital Communication Network. Media partners - On.ge and Civil.ge.