African Fact-Checking Awards For Journalists

Professional and aspiring journalists are invited to participate in the African Fact-Checking Awards. Candidates will need to submit their fact-checking works in order to compete for cash prizes of up to $3,000. The deadline is on Sunday 1st August 2021. African Fact-Checking Awards is the longest-running awards programme that honours fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa.

The African Fact-Checking Awards is the longest-running awards programme that honours fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa. 

The two categories of the programme allow both the professionals and student journalists to participate.  To qualify, the entry must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast on any date from 23 August 2020 to 31 July 2021, by a media- or independent fact-checking organisation based in Africa. 

In the student category, the entry must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast in a blog, student publication or by a media- or independent fact-checking organisation based in Africa.

The winner of the working journalist category will get a prize of US$3,000, while the runner-up will be awarded $1,500.

The winner of the student journalist category will get a prize of $2,000, and the runner-up $1,000.

Entries will be judged based on their significance, testing methods, presentation as well as impact.

The deadline is on Sunday 1st August 2021. 

 

Main Criteria

Candidates can only enter for the awards in one category per year, but can submit more than one report if they choose. Students must have attended a journalism school at some period 23 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 and be younger than 35. 

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