Hyderabad: We are delighted to announce that this year, NewsMeter is one among the four finalists chosen from around the world for The Global Fact Awards, 2020.

The awards are given away by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), an organization that monitors trends in fact-checking, provides training resources, and hosts a yearly conference on fact-checking called Global Fact. This fact-checking conference is conducted in June every year.

Recently, NewsMeter acquired the status of International Fact-Checking Network Signatory. The Hyderabad-based digital news portal with an independent fact-check unit has joined the club of 77 IFCN verified fact-checking websites, including 13 from India.

NewsMeter is the second IFCN-verified fact-checking website among the two Telugu-speaking states.

On June 22 (Monday), Global Fact-7 is going to be conducted virtually for the first time in history for the fact-checking community.

As part of the conference, IFCN gives Global Fact awards to most bizarre, most creative and best correction categories to the signatories, which has been in practice for the last two years.

NewsMeter was shortlisted in the most bizarre fact check category.

Here is the link with all the details:

https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/squirrels-pop-songs-and-king-cobras-cast-your-vote-for-the-global-fact-7-awards/

IFCN's team analyzed 43 fact-checks submitted by 22 organizations in 17 countries and have chosen 4 finalists in each of the three categories for The Global Fact Awards, 2020.

22 fact-checking organizations from 17 countries submitted 43 fact-checks to the IFCN. IFCN Director Baybars Orsek, Associate Director Cristina Tardáguila, Program Manager Ferdi Özsoy and reporter Harrison Mantas rated each fact-check on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest.

The nominations are open to the public to vote and make us win. Voting will begin on Monday, June 22, and will stay open until Wednesday, June 24, at 11:59 pm EDT.

The votes will be tallied on June 25 and the winners will be announced on the last day of the conference, Friday, June 26. When the voting opens you can cast your vote here.

We take this opportunity to thank our readers for their support.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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