Application Due Date: midnight GMT on 30 June 2019.
Introduced in 2014 and now in their 6th year, the African Fact-Checking Awards are the only awards that each year honour journalism by Africa-based media in the growing field of fact-checking.
They continue to grow. In 2018, we.
gotten over 150 entries from more than 20 nations, from Ethiopia and.
Nigeria to Egypt, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In our inaugural year, we.
gotten entries from more than 40 reporters throughout 10 nations.
” The function of details– and.
false information– in affecting public law has in current times been.
greatly thrust to the fore,” states Noko Makgato, Deputy Director at.
” The increased interest every year in.
fact-checking can just assist enhance the quality of public dispute,.
and ideally, enhance the lifestyle throughout the continent. We look.
forward to a lot more entries this year.”
This year’s classifications consist of:
- Fact-check of the year by a working reporter
- Fact-check of the year by a trainee
- One runner-up in each of the 2 classifications above.
Entries need to have been released or relayed in between 1 September 2018– 30 June2019 They must have exposed as deceptive or incorrect a claim on a crucial subject made by a public figure or organization in Africa.
- Finest fact-checking report by a working reporter
To be qualified, the entry should be an.
initial piece of fact-checking journalism very first released or relayed.
in between 1 September 2018 and 30 June 2019, by a media home based in.
Africa. The work might be released in print or online, broadcast on the.
radio or tv or released in a blog site. Reports released by Africa.
Inspect are not qualified for the competitors.
- Finest fact-checking report by a trainee reporter
To be qualified, the prospect must.
have actually gone to a journalism school in Africa at some duration in between 1.
September 2018 and 30 June2019 The entry should be an initial piece of.
fact-checking journalism, produced as course work or very first released or.
broadcast in between 1 September 2018 and 30 June 2019, in a blog site, trainee.
publication or by a media home based in Africa. The work might be.
released in print or online, broadcast on the radio or tv or.
released in a blog site. Reports released by Africa Inspect are not qualified.
for the competitors.
Prospects can just get in for the awards in one classification annually, however can send more than one report if they pick.
The evaluating procedure
The entries will be evaluated on the following 4 requirements:
- The significance for broader society of the claim examined
- How the claim was evaluated versus the offered proof
- How well the piece provided the proof for and versus the claim
- The effect that the publication had on public dispute on the subject.
Entries close at midnight GMT on 30 June2019 The shortlist will be revealed in mid-September 2019– do watch!
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