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Fact-checking competition open [Africa]

Fact-checking competition open [Africa]

Posted on July 09, 2018

Deadline: 

August 15, 2018

Print, broadcast and online journalists whose works held public figures accountable can compete for cash prizes.

Africa Check, a project of the AFP Foundation, is accepting applications for the African Fact-Checking Awards. The awards honor journalism that exposes misleading claims made by public figures and institutions.

Works must be original pieces of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 15, 2018 by a media house based in Africa.  Entries may have been published or broadcast in French or English.

The winners of best fact-checking report and best fact-checking series by a working journalist will each receive US$2,000, with two runners-up taking away prizes of US$1,000 each. The winner of best fact-checking report by a student journalist will receive US$1,000 and the runner-up, US$500. 

The deadline is Aug. 15.

For more information on how to apply, click here.