Mozambican photographer Yassmin Forte, whose contemporary artwork gained her a Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize, is using the win to highlight the country’s colonial past through her family history.
Two Dutch personalities have clashed over two versions of a picture, one showing a green and pleasant field in the Netherlands. The other shows the same field but yellowed, allegedly from being sprayed with glyphosate, a weedkiller whose use is controversial because of the health risks it may pose. Journalist Marieke Kuypers helps us decipher which photo, if either, is real.
Some social media users and media publications are using photos from a 2022 blast that claim to show the aftermath of the suicide bombing that killed at least 100 people in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. We tell you where these photos are really from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Ancient Antarctica or Artificial Intelligence? A new trend in the spread of fake news is the use of AI software to generate photos or videos from scratch: our team took a closer look at claims that black-and-white snapshots from the beginning of the century proves the existence of a "lost civilization" in the Antarctic. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl. ANTARCTICA 'FAKE NEWS' HISTORY
Ancient Antarctica or artificial intelligence? A new trend in the spread of fake news is the use of AI software to generate photos or videos from scratch. Our team took a closer look at claims that black-and-white snapshots from the beginning of the century prove the existence of a "lost civilisation" in the Antarctic. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
17 Nov 2022
US photographer Scott Langley began documenting the death penalty more than 20 years ago, after he was moved by an experience he had standing outside a prison "death house" in his native Texas. His photos are currently on display at the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, which is taking place this week in Berlin.
27 Mar 2022
Severals videos and photos are circulating online lending credibility to Russian claims of a serious neo-Nazi problem in Ukraine. The problem here though is the images and videos are a distortion of reality and in some cases, completely fictional.
14 Jan 2022
Exclusive photos show Russian mercenaries, believed to be of the Wagner group, operating in Mali. Also, Ethiopians in Lalibela marked the orthodox Christmas under the shadow of conflict. Just months ago, the historic town was occupied by Tigrayan rebels. And Senegal's national dish has gone global. Thieboudienne, made with rice with fish, has been added to UNESCO's cultural heritage list.
17 Oct 2021
While Chinese papers hail the country's launch of a $233 million biodiversity fund, the Guardian warns that China is rowing back on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. We also look at the tragic deaths of three migrants who were hit by a train in south-western France. Meanwhile, employees from Google and Amazon call on their companies to abandon a project with Israel. We end with the most striking winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
3 Oct 2021
Several photos showing an arms seizure in Burkina Faso are circulating on Facebook. France is directly accused of sending weapons via Burkina Faso to terrorists in eastern Mali. This is not the first time these photos have circulated online. France 24 Observers debunked some of them back in 2019 - we take a closer look at why they have now resurfaced.
2 Oct 2021
Social media users have been sharing images that purport to be of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. It's claimed they show he's leading a double life. The photos, supposedly, include him failing to wear a head covering and even posing alongside a woman who also isn't wearing a headscarf or veil. But by using reverse image searches and facial recognition technology, it's easy to see the photos are all of other people. The means to spot fakes are out there, but people have to want to look.
23 Sep 2021
Photos show border patrol officers on horseback in Texas appearing to swing their reins to threaten migrants and push them back toward the Rio Grande river. The images have spread quickly on social media and have sparked reactions from Vice President Kamala Harris and US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.