You'll need to meet the following requirements to enter the awards:
This award recognises narrative-shifting fact-checks spearhead by ordinary citizens/communities.
This award recognises debunks that resulted in notable impact/action resulting in "big changes"
This award recognises debunks that prompted government correction/clarification.
This award recognises debunks that tackled Health-related misinfo/disinfo i.e COVID-19.
This award recognises not only other notable debunk categories not covered in our main award categories, but also ones that particularly found innovative methods to highlight unique or emerging forms of misinfo/disinfo i.e debunking info spread across darker parts of the web such as Whatsapp.
The People's Fact-Checking Awards intends to highlight the work being done by ordinary citizens as well as journalists championing the fight against false information, either as a hobby or a profession. Credible fact-checks require a keen eye, so the tools and processes will be big considerations to determine the success of your submissions. Applicants that are able to innovate by using less conventional fact-check processes to reveal truth will have an advantage.
The People’s Fact-Checking Awards: Africa (PFCA) is a citizen-driven and focused on people working in fact-checking on the continent. The awards are funded through a seed grant from Meedan.
The awards are organised by PesaCheck, a pioneering verification initiative that is helping to kickstart fact-checking across East and West Africa. PesaCheck also helps watchdog media and NGOs establish their own standalone fact-check teams. The organization is an innovateAFRICA.fund grantee, and receives additional support from the International Budget Partnership, Code for Africa and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).