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China’s expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters this week over a headline that displeased Beijing highlights the precarious status of foreign journalists working in the country. Foreign news organisations face myriad obstacles including cumbersome regulations, threats to revoke credentials, surveillance, arbitrary detention and sometimes even violent intimidation. At the same time, China has taken […]




AFP Fact Check debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent investigations: 1. Mike Bloomberg posts misleading video after debate debut A video was shared by the official account for US presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg that appeared to show other Democratic candidates left seemingly speechless following a remark he made regarding his business […]




AFP Fact Check debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent investigations: 1. Mike Bloomberg posts misleading video after debate debut A video was shared by the official account for US presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg that appeared to show other Democratic candidates left seemingly speechless following a remark he made regarding his business […]




The billionaire owner of Venezuela’s Globovision TV network has been summoned to appear at Spain’s top criminal court next week as part of a money-laundering investigation involving embezzled funds from state oil company PDVSA, court sources said Thursday. Raul Gorrin Belisario, who last month was added to Washington’s most-wanted list for money laundering and other […]




The billionaire owner of Venezuela’s Globovision TV network has been summoned to appear at Spain’s top criminal court next week as part of a money-laundering investigation involving embezzled funds from state oil company PDVSA, court sources said Thursday. Raul Gorrin Belisario, who last month was added to Washington’s most-wanted list for money laundering and other […]




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