Entries are now open for the seventh annual African Fact-Checking Awards, the only awards programme that honours journalism by Africa-based media in the expanding field of fact-checking.
Application Deadline: 15th July 2022 midnight GMT.
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Kenya
About the Award:
Entries for the 2022 African Fact-Checking Awards, the longest-running awards programme that honours fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa, are now open. Journalists and journalism students across the continent can enter the awards, now in their eighth year.
“Through the awards, we want to promote the practice of fact-checking and making accurate information available to citizens of all countries across Africa, which is now more important than ever,” says Noko Makgato, executive director at Africa Check.
“This, we believe, will help the public make informed decisions about important issues related to their health, education, politics and more. Ultimately, we expect that this will strengthen democracy and improve the quality of life across the continent.”
This year’s categories include:
Eligibility: To qualify, entries must have been first published or broadcast in the period from 1 August 2021 to 15 July 2022. The fact-check should conclude that a claim about an important topic, originating in or relevant to Africa, is either misleading or wrong.
Candidates can only enter for the awards in one category per year, but can submit more than one report if they choose.
Selection Criteria: The entries will be judged on the following four criteria:
Number of Awardees: Four (4)
Value of Award: The winner of the award for best fact-checking report by a working journalist will get a prize of $3,000, while the runner-up will be awarded $1,500. The winner of the award for best fact-checking report by a student journalist will get a prize of $2,000, and the runner-up $1,000.
How to Apply: Interested participants should:
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