UoM FSSH students selected as finalists for the African Fact-Checking Awards 2022

Happy to announce that some of my students are finalists in the African Fact-Checking Awards 2022! Elizabeth Henri-Héloïse and Kokeelavani Mauree will travel to Nairobi in Kenya tomorrow to attend the African Fact-checking Network Summit and the awards ceremony (all costs covered by Africa Check).

From left to right:
Kokeelavani Mauree (student), Christina Chan-Meetoo (Senior Lecturer), Elizabeth Henri-Héloïse (student)

The two students are from the BSc (Hons) Communication Studies with specialisation in Journalism Yr 3 cohort. Elizabeth made an individual submission whereas Kokeelavani worked in a team of three with Vidya and Sacheeta. As Africa Check could only cover the travel expenses for one student, Kokeelavani was chosen by her team as their representative in the finals.

Their fact-checking articles were produced for the Semester 2 part of the module “Investigative and Data-Driven Journalism”, which I taught. The articles are as follows:

They will likely receive a prize as either winner or runner-up in the competition! I can only wish them good luck in the finals!

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