“Africa Check” Announces the Second Fact-Checking Awards and Calls for Entries

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                   “Africa Check” Announces the Second Fact-Checking Awards and Calls for Entries

A call for entries to the second Africa Check awards for fact-checking in African media was made today by award sponsors, AFP Foundation and Africa Check. The deadline for entries, which should be in English or French, is August 31, 2015.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by the African Media Initiative (AMI) during its seventh African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), scheduled to take place at the Birchwood Conference Center in Johannesburg from November 11 – 13, 2015.

Announcing the awards, Africa Check Director Peter Cunliffe-Jones pointed out that the awards will be accompanied by a cash prize of US$2,000 for the winning entry and US$1,000 for the two runners up.

About Africa Check

Africa Check is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization, set up in 2012 by the AFP Foundation, the non-profit media training arm of the AFP news agency, in a partnership with the School of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

About African Media Leaders Forum

The AMLF is the flagship annual event of the African Media initiative. It is considered as the premier media gathering event on the African continent that brings Africa’s top media leaders together with political leaders, development partners, technology experts and civil society.