Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan emerges the first runner-up in the Fact-Check of the Year by a Working Journalist category at the 2021 African Fact-Checking Award.
The category was won by Jean le Roux from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab in South Africa.
Reagan Kiyimba of Uganda from Makerere University won the Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist category. Fatma Mbacké of Senegal from CESTI Dakar emerged the first runner-up in the Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist category.
The winner of the best fact-check in the category for working journalists is awarded a prize of $3,000 and the runner-up takes $1,500. The winner of the students category takes home $2,000 while the runner-up collects $1,000.