African Fact-Checking Awards 2016

| July 18, 2016

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Holding officials to account can be difficult, but it’s an essential part of journalism, as it’s the responsibility of broadcasters and journalists to fact-check claims made by public officials or institutions.

Through its Africa Fact-Checking Awards, Africa Check, a project of the AFP Foundation, is recognizing work that exposes misleading claims made by public officials.

Print, broadcast, and online journalists can submit works published between Sept. 1, 2015, and Aug. 31, 2016.

Entries can be in English or French, and must be submitted by Aug. 31.

Two winners will each receive a cash prize of $2,000 US, and two runners-up will each receive $1,000 US.

For more information, go to: https://africacheck.org/how-to-fact-check/the-african-fact-checking-awards/