Africa Check offers African fact-checking awards

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 July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, 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.

    Print, broadcast, and online journalists whose works held public figures accountable can compete for cash prizes.

    The deadline for the submission of applications is June 30, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.

    Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via [email protected] or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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