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We depend on voluntary donations to run this site. Please help us to keep public figures accountable by supporting the project – however you can.
will allow us to run a half-day training session in fact-checking for 8-10 student journalists
will allow us to run a one-day training workshop in fact-checking for 8-10 community journalists
will pay for us to produce three new reports a year, holding public figures to account for what they say
As a non-profit organisation that makes its reports freely available online, we depend on donors to cover our costs
We are grateful for the support of some major donors but know they cannot cover all our costs.
Operating on a tight budget, it takes around $100 for us to run a half-day training workshop for 8-10 student journalists or reporters from a community newspaper or radio station. And around $200 to produce a fact-checking report.
Starting in 2014, we are joining with our partners in the AFP Foundation to honour the best fact-checking journalism produced in the African media each year, joining in funding a small annual award.
Please help us to do this, holding public figures to account for what they say, by supporting the project.
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What we do with your help
With the support of donors and supporters like you, we have – since we were set up in October 2012 – exposed a long list of misleading claims from politicians on all sides, as well as business leaders, bogus health practitioners and the media – holding them to account for what they say.
Since we were launched, we have published more than 340 reports, factsheets and analyses, challenging myths and false claims, and made these reports freely available to our media partners, for their findings to be republished, discussed and debated.
As a result of our work, a major newspaper has updated its style book, to ensure the accuracy of its reporting on a key issue, PR officials at one government department withdrew exaggerated claims they were making about the impact of government policy, and an editor at a conference in Johannesburg told Africa Check their reporters were now working harder than ever to ensure the accuracy of what they report.
At the same time as publishing our reports, we have provided support to media and civil society groups, producing factsheets and guides and running training workshops for their staff, student journalists and journalists working in mainstream and community media. Our aim is not to check every misleading claim ourselves but to enable media and others to check claims for themselves. This is something we started in 2013 and aim to do more of in the coming year.
All this work, of course, takes time and costs money. And for this we would welcome your support – however large, however small, as a one-off payment or paid regularly to support our work.
Thank you for your support.
The Africa Check team