These Republican State Senators are not burning books, quite yet
22 September 2023 | 12:12 pm
A viral video that has been viewed millions of times shows two Republican state senators supposedly burning books in Missouri. It could seem credible, in a US state that has begun banning books deemed inappropriate from school and libraries. However, it’s not actually books being burnt, as we explain in this edition of Truth or Fake.
27 Sep 2021
The premier of Australia's most populous state New South Wales says "quite confidently" that vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy lockdown on October 11.
28 Oct 2021
Politicians in Brazil have voted to back a report recommending criminal charges be leveled against right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro over his response to the COVID pandemic.
30 Nov 2021
While most people stayed at home as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged New York, Ghanaian national Paul Ninson sifted through storage containers and struggling bookshops in order to build what he says has become the world's largest collection of African photography books. His collection now consists of more than 30,000 books. He plans to bring them back to Ghana and open a photography museum with help from a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than a million dollars in two days.
8 Jan 2022
It's the largest trial of organised crime to be held in Italy since that of the Sicilian mafia Cosa Nostra at the end of the 1980s. The Calabrian mafia 'Ndrangheta, one of the most powerful in the world, went on trial in the beginning of 2021. Some 70 convictions were handed down in November, with 355 defendants still to be judged. Our correspondent Louise Malnoy met the protagonists in this so-called "maxi-trial" in which many southern Italians are placing their hopes.
30 Jan 2022
We take a look at outrage in the press over Art Spiegelman's "Maus" comic books on the Holocaust being banned by a Tennessee school board. We also see how the press is covering escalating tensions with Russia over Ukraine and why Emmanuel Macron may find himself at a turning point in the crisis. Finally, the press is discussing the good, the bad and the rosy for the Winter Olympics in China, as grannies knit red-rose bouquets for the Games. HOLOCAUST COMICS CENSORSHIP
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26 May 2022
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18 Sep 2022
The speech therapists were sentenced to 19 months in prison for publishing books that explained the city's pro-democracy movement to children. Human rights campaigners have called the convictions an act of repression.
25 Sep 2022
It's an issue that's seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers' rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films.
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Village of Books attracts tourists. Literature fans are drawn to Urueña, a small Spanish village with a multitude of bookshops.
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