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African Fact-checking Awards 2019 for Reporters (Approximately $2,000 reward)

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African Fact-checking Awards 2019 for Reporters (Approximately $2,000 reward)

Due Date: June 30, 2019

Applications are open for the African Fact-checking Awards 2019 Released 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.

Entries need to have exposed as deceptive or incorrect a claim on a crucial subject made by a public figure or organization in Africa. They should have been released or transmitted in between September 1, 2018– June 30, 2019.

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.

Award

  • The winner of the awards for finest fact-checking report by a working reporter will get a reward of $2,000, while the runner-up will be granted $1,000;-LRB- **************).
  • The winner of the award for finest fact-checking report by a trainee reporter will get a reward of $1,000, and the runner-up $500

Eligibility

  • 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 transmitted 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 Examine are not qualified for the competitors.
  • Finest fact-checking report by a trainee reporter.
    • To be qualified, the prospect should have went to a journalism school in Africa at some duration in between 1 September 2018 and 30 June 2019
    • The entry should be an initial piece of fact-checking journalism, produced as course work or very first released or transmitted 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 Examine 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 select.

Evaluating Requirements

The entries will be evaluated on the following 4 requirements:

  • The significance for larger society of the claim examined
  • How the claim was evaluated versus the readily available proof
  • How well the piece provided the proof for and versus the claim
  • The effect that the publication had on public argument on the subject.

Application

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For more details, check out African Fact-checking Awards