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Peter Cunliffe-Jones
CEO

Founded by the AFP Foundation, Africa Check is the first website in Africa to focus solely on fact checking.  The organization assesses public claims using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources, and experts, sorting fact from fiction and publishing the results.

In advancing its mission to promote accuracy in public debate and media reporting, Africa Check works with both traditional and community-based media, providing free reports for re-publication while making its researchers available for interview. Run in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand, Africa Check aims to foster a culture of accuracy among the next generation of working journalists by providing training and hands-on experience in the rigors of fact-checking.

SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Africa
INVESTMENT LEAD
Ory Okolloh
TOTAL COMMITTED
$250,000(2014)
$330,000(2015)