Applications are open for journalists interested in submitting fact-finding stories they have investigated and reported between 1 September 2015 and 31 August this year.
After receiving entries from journalists in just a handful of countries in the first year, Africa check is raising the ante by including entries from journalists in 20 countries, and created awards for reports published in English and in French.
So interested applicants who are working as reporters for Africa-based media organisations, should get in touch if they have published or broadcast a report between 1 September 2015 and 31 August this year, exposing a false claim on an important topic made by a public figure or institution in Africa.
- Applicants must be citizens of African countries.
- To be eligible for the award, the entry must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, by a media house based in Africa.
- The work may be published in print or online, broadcast on the radio or television or published in a blog.
- Reports published by Africa Check are not eligible for the competition.
- Candidates may enter more than one report if they so choose.
Benefits of Award: The winner of the awards for best fact-checking report by a journalist working in English, and best fact-checking report by a journalist working in French, will each take away a prize of $2,000. And two overall runners-up will take away prizes of $1,000 each.
Application Deadline: 31st August, 2017 (midnight)
How to Apply: Interested participants should apply .