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Report: Africa Emerges as a Key Battleground in China’s Global “Propaganda War” 

The U.S. government-funded human rights and free speech organization Freedom House published a scathing report Wednesday about China’s stepped-up efforts to influence media at home and abroad, particularly in developing regions like Africa.

“Beijing has a large toolbox for influencing media around the world and its tactics have been evolving, especially since 2017,” said the report’s author Sarah Cook, a Senior Research Analyst who covers Greater China for the organization.

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