Applications open for the African Fact-Checking Awards ($3,000 prize)

The African Fact-Checking Awards, which recognize fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa, are now in their eleventh year. Submissions for the 2024 awards are currently being accepted from journalists, journalism students, and professional fact-checkers throughout the continent.

Eligibility: African Fact-Checking Awards

  1. To be eligible, entries must have been initially published or broadcast between July 1, 2023, and July 14, 2024.
  2. The fact-check should demonstrate that a claim regarding an important topic related to Africa is either misleading or incorrect.

Awards: African Fact-Checking Awards

The awards consist of three categories, each awarding a winner and a runner-up:

– Fact-Check of the Year by a Working Journalist
– Fact-Check of the Year by a Professional Fact-Checker
– Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist

Prizes: African Fact-Checking Awards

  1. The winners of the working journalist and professional fact-checker categories will each receive a prize of US$3,000,
  2. while the runners-up will be awarded $1,500.
  3. The winner of the student journalist category will receive $2,000,
  4. with the runner-up receiving $1,000.

Application: African Fact-Checking Awards

  1. For details visit the official website
  2. To apply visit the application portal
  3. Deadline July 14, 2024

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