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Egypt’s foreign media body on Sunday slammed the BBC over an “insulting” article which highlighted online calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. BBC Arabic published a report at the weekend on a widely shared anti-Sisi hashtag — “Don’t worry, you’re not alone” — which called for demonstrations against the president. Protests are effectively […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Christchurch terror Last week’s mosque shootings in New Zealand prompted a deluge of misinformation. A 2013 video of an attack on a Coptic church in Egypt was recirculated alongside claims it showed a […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Christchurch terror Last week’s mosque shootings in New Zealand prompted a deluge of misinformation. A 2013 video of an attack on a Coptic church in Egypt was recirculated alongside claims it showed a […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Christchurch terror Last week’s mosque shootings in New Zealand prompted a deluge of misinformation. A 2013 video of an attack on a Coptic church in Egypt was recirculated alongside claims it showed a […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Christchurch terror Last week’s mosque shootings in New Zealand prompted a deluge of misinformation. A 2013 video of an attack on a Coptic church in Egypt was recirculated alongside claims it showed a […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.