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Fact-checking competition open [Africa]

Fact-checking competition open [Africa]

Posted on June 05, 2017

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

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, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2017 by a media house based in Africa.  Entries may have been published or broadcast in French or English.

Two winners will receive a cash prize of US$2,000, and two runners-up will receive a prize of US$1,000 each. There will also be a US$500 prize each for a winner of the best report by a student journalist in English- and French-speaking media.

The deadline is Aug. 31.

For more information, click here.