Fact-checking competition open [Africa]

Posted on May 6, 2022 in Combating Mis- and Disinformation

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 Aug. 1, 2021 and July 15, 2022 by a media house based in Africa. Entries may have been published or broadcast in French or English.

The categories are fact-check of the year by a working journalist, fact-check of the year by a professional fact-checker and fact-check of the year by a student. The working journalist and fact-checkers will receive US$3,000, while the runners-up will be awarded US$1,500. The student journalist winner will receive US$2,000, and the runner-up US$1,000.

The deadline is July 15.