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AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Hong Kong student deaths? Photographs of letters from Hong Kong schools announcing the deaths of two students were circulated in Facebook and Twitter posts that claimed they showed students were “beaten to death” […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Hong Kong student deaths? Photographs of letters from Hong Kong schools announcing the deaths of two students were circulated in Facebook and Twitter posts that claimed they showed students were “beaten to death” […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Hong Kong student deaths? Photographs of letters from Hong Kong schools announcing the deaths of two students were circulated in Facebook and Twitter posts that claimed they showed students were “beaten to death” […]




Lawyers for a detained Tanzanian journalist urged a court Thursday to let their client see a doctor, saying his health had deteriorated behind bars since being arrested in July. Erick Kabendera’s incarceration has drawn international opprobrium and added to rising concerns about press freedom in Tanzania, where President John Magufuli has cracked down on critics […]




Lawyers for a detained Tanzanian journalist urged a court Thursday to let their client see a doctor, saying his health had deteriorated behind bars since being arrested in July. Erick Kabendera’s incarceration has drawn international opprobrium and added to rising concerns about press freedom in Tanzania, where President John Magufuli has cracked down on critics […]




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