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The African Fact-Checking Awards

The AFP Foundation, the non-profit media training arm of the AFP news agency, will unveil – at a meeting of senior figures from the African media industry in Nairobi on the evening of Friday 14 November – the names of the winner and two runners up the first ever African Fact-Checking Awards.

These will be announced via the @AFP and @AFP_Foundation Twitter feeds, with photos, the names of the winner and runners up, photos, and quotes, and this will be followed up on Monday 17 November, by a full press release with all details.


For background, more than 40 leading journalists from 10 countries across Africa - Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, entered the awards, which were created earlier this year by AFP Foundation, in partnership with its African fact-checking project


The shortlist of eight finalists on which the jury, chaired by Africa Media Initiative CEO Eric Chinje, can be seen on this link.


The winner of the prize will receive a prize of €2000, and two runners up each receive a prize of €1000.


Any media wishing to interview the AFP Foundation director Robert Holloway, or the winner, once they have been named, should contact:


AFP Foundation deputy director Peter Cunliffe-Jones on


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