Print, broadcast and online journalists whose works held public figures accountable can compete for cash prizes.

Africa Check, a project of the AFP Foundation, is accepting applications for the African Fact-Checking Awards. The awards honor journalism that exposes misleading claims made by public figures and institutions.

Works must be original pieces of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast between Sept. 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 by a media house based in Africa.  Entries may have been published or broadcast in French or English.

The categories are fact-check of the year by a working journalist and fact-check of the year by a student. The working journalist will receive US$2,000, while the runner-up will be awarded US$1,000. The student journalist winner will receive US$1,000, and the runner-up US$500.

The deadline has been extended to July 17

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