African Awards for African Students and Journalists
The African Fact-Checking Awards, now in their fourth edition, are the only awards on the continent set up specifically to honour the best, non-partisan fact-checking journalism. By working and student journalists on the continent.
After receiving entries from journalists in just a handful of countries in its first year of 2014, the African Fact-Checking Award has continued to grow with many more countries sending in entries.
So if you are working as a reporter for an Africa-based media organisation, or if you are studying journalism in Africa, please get in touch to apply for the African Fact-Checking Awards if you fulfill the criteria below.
If you work for an African media house or are studying journalism at a journalism college on the continent, you can submit your report published or broadcast. Between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 that fact-checks an important claim made in public debate or the media.
Entries must be true fact-checking reports that focus solely on investigating fairly the accuracy of a claim made in public debate. To know what sort of pieces win, take a look at the previous winners.
To be eligible for the award, the entry must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast. Between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, by a media house based in Africa.
Candidates may enter more than one report if they so choose.
Reports published by Africa Check are not eligible for the competition.
Criteria for judging entries:
- The significance for wider society of the claim that was investigated
- How well you test the claim against the available evidence
- How well the piece presented the evidence for and against the claim
- The impact that the publication had on public debate on the topic
Application Deadline: 31 August 2017