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Africa Check depends on the support and assistance of our key partners, our funders and our allies in the media and civil society. These include:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is guided by the belief that every life has equal value and works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Google News Initiative

The Google News Initiative builds a stronger future for journalism and is Google's effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age.

Meta Journalism Project

The Meta Journalism Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. It also helps address the news industry's core business challenges


UNDEF was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF funds projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.

Ronald W Naito MD Foundation

The Ronald W Naito MD Foundation continues Dr Ron Naito’s legacy of compassionate healing by supporting nonprofit organisations that are strengthening, protecting, and transforming our communities and our planet. Its grants support organisations working all over the world to mitigate climate change, reduce health disparities, and build communities that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. The foundation also supports Oregon-based arts and education initiatives, particularly those focused on under-resourced communities.

Fojo Media Institute

Fojo Media Institute is Sweden’s leading center for professional journalism training and international media development support, with a mission to strengthen free, independent and professional journalism. Fojo is an independent institute at Linnaeus University with a mandate to support journalists and media development in Sweden and globally. For more than 45 years, Fojo has held mid-career training for Swedish journalists and, since 1991, has been engaged in international media development.


The International Fact-Checking Network is a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide. The IFCN was launched in September 2015 to support a booming crop of fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges in this field. 

KAS Media Africa

KAS Media Africa, the Sub-Saharan Media Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, believes that a free and independent media is crucial for democracy. It is committed to the development and maintenance of a diverse media landscape on the continent, the monitoring role of journalism and ethically based political communication.


TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. It was established in 2016 by ByteDance and has over 1 billion monthly active users. With their recently launched Asia Pacific Specific Advisory Board, they’ve bolstered their efforts to combat how mis-and-disinformation is spread across their platform.


Ejicom is a leading school of Higher Education in Journalism, Communication and Digital Media. Based in Dakar, Senegal and founded in 2011, Ejicom trains journalism students in high-level media skills, focusing on innovation in digital and new media. It is a pioneer in the field in francophone sub-Saharan Africa.


WITS Journalism

The Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, located in Johannesburg, is one of the leading centers for the teaching of journalism in South Africa.

University of Lagos

The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, is a public research university located in Lagos, Nigeria and was founded in 1962. With a mission to provide a conducive environment for teaching, learning, research and development.

Founding partner


AFP has been integral to the establishment and growth of Africa Check since our inception in 2012. AFP is a global news agency covering the events shaping our world from conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,300 staff spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages.

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