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.
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
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.