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Call for entries: The African Fact-Checking Awards

Are you a reporter or presenter working for an Africa-based media house? Have you published or broadcast a report that exposed a misleading claim from a public figure or institution?

The African Fact-Checking Awards are sponsored jointly by Africa Check and the AFP Foundation. They were established to honour the work of African journalists who expose misleading claims made by leading public figures and powerful institutions around the continent.

To apply for the awards, individual journalists or teams of journalists must submit an original piece of journalism that investigates a claim made by a public figure or institution in Africa. Your piece must have been published or broadcast (print, online or on radio or television) for the first time by a media house based in Africa between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

The piece must expose the claim as wrong or misleading, based on the best available evidence. Entries may have been first published or broadcast in any language, but a transcript in either French or English must be presented alongside the original.

The winner will receive a prize of 2,000 euros, and the two runners-up will each receive 1,000 euros. The winners will be announced in November, 2014.

For more information, and for the entry form, go to: http://africacheck.org/how-to-fact-check/the-african-fact-checking-awards/

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.

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