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Peruvian journalists learn digital tools to enhance political coverage

More than 60 journalists participated in events in Lima and Cusco.
The advancement of artificial intelligence brings opportunities for journalistic coverage in terms of task optimization and automation. At the same time, AI can bring risks, such as the proliferation of misinformation. Addressing these threats and seizing opportunities requires ongoing training and updating.

With this purpose, International IDEA in Peru has been building a community of journalists, civil society organizations, and experts aimed at strengthening the skills of journalists covering politics in these areas.

In February, Esteban Ponce de León, a researcher at the DFR Lab of the Atlantic Council, visited Peru, discussed modalities of disseminating fake news, and shared artificial intelligence tools to detect misinformation on social media. Additionally, Marian Jauregui, a journalist and fact-checking coordinator at the National Jury of Elections of Peru, shared resources from the JNE's verification website.

The activity took place in Lima and Cusco, cities with significant national projection, as part of the Consolidation of Peruvian Democracy project, developed by International IDEA with funding from the European Union. International IDEA had the support of partner organizations, such as the National Association of Journalists, the Bartolomé de las Casas Center, and the National Jury of Elections.

About the authors

Gerardo Cárdenas
Communications Officer
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