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Nepal’s cable television operators have suspended Indian news channels for “objectionable” reporting on the country’s prime minister as tensions between the neighbours rise over a border dispute. The countries have been wrangling since India opened a new road to the disputed Lipu Lekh pass on their border in May. The Indian channels went blank late […]




Nepal’s cable television operators have suspended Indian news channels for “objectionable” reporting on the country’s prime minister as tensions between the neighbours rise over a border dispute. The countries have been wrangling since India opened a new road to the disputed Lipu Lekh pass on their border in May. The Indian channels went blank late […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent fact-checks: 1. COVID-19 welfare A claim that “anyone who tested positive for COVID-19” in the Australian state of Victoria will receive a lump-sum payment from the state government has been shared widely in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts. The claim, however, is […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent fact-checks: 1. COVID-19 welfare A claim that “anyone who tested positive for COVID-19” in the Australian state of Victoria will receive a lump-sum payment from the state government has been shared widely in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts. The claim, however, is […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent fact-checks: 1. COVID-19 welfare A claim that “anyone who tested positive for COVID-19” in the Australian state of Victoria will receive a lump-sum payment from the state government has been shared widely in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts. The claim, however, is […]




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