Yes, entries are now open for the 2021 African Fact-Checking Awards, the longest-running awards program that honors fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa.
Journalists and journalism students across the continent can enter the awards, now in their eighth year. They received a record number of 192 entries from 27 African countries in 2020 and expect this number to rise again this year.
In the student category, the entry must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast in a blog, student publication or by a media- or independent fact-checking organization based in Africa.
The deadline to submit applications for this program is 1-Aug-21.
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