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20 Jul
To mark the 2022 World Public Relations Day held every July16, a reputation management company, GLG Communications hosted a cocktail and fireside conversation in Lagos. The global event, being celebrated by professionals, agency founders, heads of organisations, press members, and business leaders honored Ivy Lee, one of the pioneer PR professionals, born on the same date, 145 years ago.
24 Mar
During French Press and Media in Schools Week from March 21 to 26, the FRANCE 24 Observers team when to meet a class of students from the Paul Valéry high school in Paris. We answered their questions about disinformation and exchanged tips on how to sort the real from the fake. This report covers our experience, and ends with an image the students verified themselves.
5 Nov 2021
A child who was supposedly injured by Israeli bombs was in fact simply suffering from a skin condition. An Italian fact-checking media ascertained the truth. We take a look at some other examples of truth and falsehoods in images depicting injuries of Palestinians due to alleged Israeli military action. Israeli political communications refer to fabricated images of injuries as "Pallywood", inferring that there are industrial levels of misinformation.
23 Oct 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kamloops, in British Columbia, where the remains of hundreds of indigenous First Nations children were found buried at the site of a former residential school in May. Trudeau apologised for not making the trip earlier. In recent months, shocking discoveries of the remains of First Nations children have made headlines and researchers warn they could continue. First Nations communities want justice for one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history. Our correspondents gained rare access to a "pow wow" – a sacred ceremony in honour of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
10 Apr 2021
A tense run-up to elections in Benin leaves one dead and several people wounded by gunfire in protests in the central city of Savé. Also, two years after the revolution that toppled Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, hundreds of people who disappeared during the violent upheaval are still missing. Their loved ones are desperately seeking answers. Finally, Ivorian craftsman and creative Jean-Servais Somian has an international following but he plans on giving back to his homeland by opening a design school in Ivory Coast.

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Footage circulating on social media shows black smoke rising in the area of a Russian military air base in Crimea. Meanwhile, Russian oil transit has been reportedly halted to three EU countries.
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Serena Williams delivered an impressive physical performance in challenging conditions to return to winning ways at the Toronto Open on Monday and then said she can see the light at the end of the tennis tunnel in her career. Williams was forced to dig deep during her 6-3 6-4 first-round victory over Spain's Nuria Parrizas Diaz that saw the two women exchange blasts from the baseline in sweltering conditions on a hot and humid centre court.
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Stacks of hairy yams line a market in Ibadan, Nigeria, where traders haggle over quality and price before loading them into cars for the last mile to consumers. Nearby, a man navigates heavy traffic with a hand cart piled high with the tubers. Yams - pounded into paste, ground into flour, boiled or fried – provide sustenance and livelihoods across West Africa.