Nigerian journalist wins Africa fact-checking award

Benjamin Ezeamalu (C) receives the 2015 African Fact-Checking Awards on Nove,ber 12, 2015. The awards are run by Africa Check, an independent, non-profit organisation created in 2012 by the AFP FoundationAt a ceremony in Johannesburg, Benjamin Ezeamalu, of the Nigerian online news site Premium Times, collected the award, which was launched in 2014 to encourage fact-checking journalism by media across Africa. The prizes are run by Africa Check, an independent, non-profit organisation created in 2012 by the AFP Foundation, the media training arm of the AFP news agency. Ezeamalu secured the 2,000-euro ($2,145) winner’s cheque after a jury considered 51 competition entries from 15 countries ranging from Ethiopia and Egypt in the north to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the south.

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