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2023 African Fact-Checking Awards

Status: Closed

  • Awards & prizes

Organisation: Africa Check

Deadline: 30/06/2023

Location: Africa

Now in its 10th year, the African Fact-Checking Awards is the longest-running awards programme celebrating fact-checking journalism in the African media.

Entries for the 2023 awards are now open to journalists, journalism students, and professional fact-checkers.

To qualify, entries must have been first published or broadcast in the period between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. The fact-check should conclude that a claim about an important topic, originating in or relevant to Africa, is either misleading or false.

The awards have three categories, with one winner and one runner-up in each. The categories are:

  • Fact-Check of the Year by a Working Journalist
  • Fact-Check of the Year by a Professional Fact-Checker
  • Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist

The winners of the working journalist and professional fact-checker categories will each receive US$3,000. Runners-up will receive $1,500. For the student journalist category, the winner will receive$2,000, and the runner-up $1,000. 

Entries close at midnight GMT on 30 June 2023. For more information, and the terms and conditions, please visit the Africa Check awards page.

For media inquiries, please contact Dudu Mkhize at dudu@africacheck.org

Submit your entry here.

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