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Meedan named as finalist in Africa News Innovation Challenge, in partnership with Al-Masry Al-Youm

It's with great excitement that Meedan can announce that we are among the finalists in the prestigious Africa News Innovation Challenge, in partnership with Al-Masry Al-Youm for Checkdesk: A digital newsroom where journalists and citizens work together.

To decide our fate in the competition, we'll be heading to TechCamp in Zanzibar to be grilled about our ideas by global leaders in the fields of technology, innovation and journalism. We're honoured to be given the opportunity to refine our ideas both with the expert judges and with our fellow finalists, and for the chance to progress further in the contest.

It's humbling to see our project listed among the finalists, alongside some seriously cool projects like BudgIT, Citizen Desk and Green Hornet, and we're very much looking forward to meeting fellow finalists in Zanzibar.

Read the full announcement on the Africa News Innovation Challenge blog.