Institute of Mass Information announced contest “Catch the fake!”
The goal of the contest is to reveal the fake news, untruthful statements made by the politicians and to improve media literacy of the Ukrainians.
The contest is conducted in three nominations:
І. Detection of fakes in mass media
To participate, you need to send a scan or a photograph of a publication for printed mass media or a hyperlink or screenshot for online media outlets. Also, an explanation why you think this is a fake, and what is the evidence that this information is not true. Refutation can be confirmed with hyperlinks to the relevant sources, comments of experts in the area, data from open sources, etc.
ІІ. Finding fake images in mass media
For participation, one needs to send a scan or photo of a publication for printed mass media, or screenshot for online media outlets. Also, a text should be added with refutation and a hyperlink to the original that proves that the image is a fake.
ІІІ. Finding untruthful statements of politicians in the media
To participate, you need to send a scan or a photo of a publication for printed mass media, or a hyperlink or a screenshot for online media outlets, of a quote of a politician in mass media that contained untruthful information, and this was not reported in the publication itself. In addition, you will need to add a refutation and a reference to the sources that will prove your opinion that the specified statement includes untruthful information.
For the competition, we accept applications sent by the persons older than 10 years old, except the persons who work as professional journalists and not more than 3 materials in each nomination.
We accept publications in online and printed national Ukrainian and local mass media, that were published in the period from September 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019.
In each nomination, there will be 3 winners with the following honoraries:
• 1st place — 5000 hryvnias
• 2nd place — 4000 hryvnias
• 3rd place — 3000 hryvnias
In order to file materials for the contest, please, fill up the form here, before March 31st, 2019 till 23:59 inclusive.
The contest is held with support of American nation through the USAID project “Media program in Ukraine”, implemented by the international agency Internews.
IMI experts prepared advice, HOW TO DETECT AND CATCH A FAKE?