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African Fact-Checking Awards 2017 for Journalistic Excellence in Africa

The African Fact-Checking Awards, now in their fourth edition, are the only awards on the continent set up specifically to honour the best, non-partisan fact-checking journalism by working and student journalists on the continent.

African Fact-Checking Awards 2017 for Journalistic Excellence in Africa

African Fact-Checking Awards 2017 for Journalistic Excellence in Africa

Requirements:

If you work for an African media house or are studying journalism at a journalism college on the continent, you can submit your report published or broadcast between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 that fact-checks an important claim made in public debate or the media.

Awards for working journalists

  • Best fact-checking report by a journalist in Anglophone media
  • Best fact-checking report by a journalist in Francophone media
    Awards for students
  • Best fact-checking report by a student journalist published in Anglophone campus media or blog
  • Best fact-checking report by a student journalist published in Francophone campus media or blog

Prizes:

To honour this year’s awards winners and runners-up, we are offering the following prizes:

  • $2,000 each for the winner of the best fact-checking report by a journalist
  • $1,000 each for the two runners-up in Anglophone and Francophone media
  • $500 each for winner of the best report by a student journalist in Anglophone and Francophone media

Application Deadline: 31 August 2017

To apply for the African Fact-Checking Awards visit the official website here.

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