Call for entries: The African Fact-Checking Award 2015

| August 17, 2015

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Africa Check is an NGO founded by the AFP Foundation to promote accuracy in public debate and the media. Last year, the organization launched the African Fact-Checking Awards, which reward articles and broadcasts that best expose misleading or inaccurate claims from public figures or institutions.

Journalists from around the world can submit original pieces of fact-checking journalism. The pieces must have been first published or broadcast by an Africa-based media house between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.

Competition entries will be judged on the following four criteria:

  • the significance of the investigated claim for wider society
  • how the claim was tested against the available evidence
  • how well the piece presented the evidence for and against the claim
  • the impact that the publication had on the public debate

A winner and two runners-up will be selected and announced at an event in Africa in November. The winner will receive a cash prize of 2,000 euros, and the two runners-up a prize of 1,000 euros each.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2015.

To apply, go to: