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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
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.

August 22, 2019

Australia to Join US, UK, and Bahrain in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz

By Joshua Mcdonald
Security experts argue Australia should be prioritizing its efforts in the Indo-Pacific instead of the Middle East.

August 21, 2019

Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Islands Forum ended with island leaders frustrated – and furious – over Australia's intransigence on coal.

August 05, 2019

What Are China's High Rollers Doing in Australia?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A recent expose explores the nexus between an Australian casino, Asian organized crime, and Chinese elites.

July 01, 2019

A New Day for Solomon Islands' Women?

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Solomon Islands now has 2 women MPs – its most ever. It's both progress and a sign of how far is left to go.
November 01, 2017

The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic

By Joshua Mcdonald
In Kachin state, locals have taken the war on drugs into their own hands.

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