In this episode of Misinfodemia, Seema Yasmin talks to me about how governments push false news and how social media platforms both help and hinder the fight to tackle misinformation and disinformation. I talked about how Iran’s government is hiding the real number of corona virus victimes and how we worked on it in France24.
Between November 15 and 18, hundreds of people were killed in Iran when the government cracked down on protests that had been sparked by a hike in petrol prices.
A video broadcast on Iranian television claims to show a drone flying over a United States aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Some of the footage is false, and some are out of context. The FRANCE 24 Observers team analyzed the video and separated fact from fiction.
In Iran, a drowning lizard was saved by forest rangers who gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. And that’s not all – Iranian rangers have also raised funds through Instagram to help save thousands of animals from drought!
An Iranian fisherman created a scandal when he shared footage of himself riding on the back of a whale shark in the open waters of the Persian Gulf in early July.
In Afghanistan, cycling is a major taboo for girls, and often viewed as a sin. But some brave girls joined a freestyle cycling club in Kabul
Outside a female futsal match in Iran, a group of men protested the country’s ban on watching members of the opposite sex play sport.
In Iran, changing sex is legal. But it’s not easy. Our Observer Saman Arastou explains what it’s like to be transsexual in the Islamic Republic.
A few months ago, we wrote an article about our Observer Saber Hosseini, a teacher who cycles out to remote villages in Afghanistan to give books to kids.
Hundreds of people marched their bikes through the streets of Marivan, a town in western Iran last Tuesday in protest at the decision by local authorities