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Joshua Mcdonald

Joshua Mcdonald

Joshua Mcdonald is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Melbourne, Australia.

Joshua Mcdonald is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Melbourne, Australia, reporting on international relations, social issues, and health across Australia, the Pacific, and South Asia. His work has been featured in a number of renowned media outlets including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Guardian and Al Jazeera.

Prior to moving to Australia, Joshua worked primarily as a photojournalist focusing on health in the Middle East and Central America. He is also a member of SOPA image agency based in Hong Kong.

 

Posts by Joshua Mcdonald
January 13, 2020

Australian Bushfires: A Government in Disarray

By Joshua Mcdonald
PM Morrison has two options: confront the far-right elements within his government or forever be linked to Australia’s climate decline.

January 10, 2020

Misinformation Amid Australia Bushfire Crisis

By Joshua Mcdonald
As the fires rage, rumors and misinformation have spread widely, too.
January 03, 2020

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the Philippines, justice for victims of a massacre are overshadowed by rampant extrajudicial killings.

December 21, 2019

Australia, China, and Bougainville’s Choices

By Joshua Mcdonald
As Bougainville edges nearer to independence, Australia and China play a familiar game.

December 12, 2019

Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law

By Joshua Mcdonald
The medevac law allowed doctors in Australia’s offshore detention facilities to approve the transfer of sick refugees to Australia.

December 04, 2019

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill

By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa shuts down its government amid a deadly measles outbreak and an anti-vaccine campaign.
November 27, 2019

Chinese Spy Defects to Australia Offering a Trove of Security and Intelligence Information

By Joshua Mcdonald
Wang “William” Liqiang told Australia’s Nine Network that he’d been working as a Chinese spy.

November 22, 2019

Will Bougainville Reopen the Panguna Mine?

By Joshua Mcdonald
With an independence referendum on the horizon, reopening the Panguna mine offers both attractive opportunities and terrible consequences.

November 21, 2019

Fiddling While Australia Burns

By Joshua Mcdonald
While leaders prevaricate on climate issues, the toll is growing – this time in the form of devastating bushfires.

November 13, 2019

New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change

By Joshua Mcdonald
New Zealand cements itself as leader in the Pacific on climate issues as Australia abdicates.

October 28, 2019

‘Your Right to Know’ Campaign Launches Against Government Secrecy in Australia

By Joshua Mcdonald
Last week, the covers of Australia’s major papers all ran a heavily redacted memo in response to increased pressure on the press.
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.

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