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Peter Cunliffe-Jones
CEO

Africa Check is the leading independent fact-checking organization in Africa – reducing the spread of mis/disinformation in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, and across the continent, with the ultimate goal of strengthening democracy and improving life outcomes.

Launched in 2012 as a small website in one country – South Africa – the organization now runs two dedicated fact-checking websites in French and English, produces regular radio and television fact-checking programs in four countries, trains and mentors journalists in the practice of fact-checking (670 trained in 2017), supports a growing network of new fact-checking organizations, and is developing a range of tools and workshops to provide both policy-makers and the public with easier access to the most reliable information sources available.

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