The African Fact-Checking Awards, the longest-running awards programme honouring fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa, are in their ninth year. Entries for the 2022 awards are now open to journalists, journalism students, and a newly added category of professional fact-checkers – across the continent.
The need for accurate information in everyday life has spurred the growth of fact-checking in Africa and across the world. In 2021, we received a record number of 216 entries from 28 African countries. We expect even more in 2022.
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.
The awards have three categories, with honours going to a winner and a runner-up. 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
Grant size: $1000 – $3000
Deadline: July 15, 2022