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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
April 02, 2020

Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
Vanuatu is one of three nations with no women in parliament. 17 female candidates are hoping to change that.

March 30, 2020

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific’s lucrative tourism industry could collapse amid the lockdown on international travel.
March 26, 2020

Jacinda Ardern’s Re-Election Woes

By Joshua Mcdonald
Will New Zealanders stay with Ardern or succumb to the global rise of populism and nationalism?

March 16, 2020

New Zealand Marks Year Since Christchurch Massacre

By Joshua Mcdonald
A year on from the Christchurch massacre -- what has New Zealand done to prevent further attacks?

March 07, 2020

Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Joshua Mcdonald
After 18 years of war, Australian troops will withdraw from Afghanistan amid a hoped-for peace.

February 28, 2020

Australia: Far-Right on the Rise as Intelligence Chief Warns of Terror Threat

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s far-right have been growing undetected by authorities, but ASIO now warns of “probable” terror attack. 
February 19, 2020

Huawei 5G Debate Causes Rift Between Western Powers

By Joshua Mcdonald
The allure of Huawei’s 5G has caused a growing rift between Australia and the U.S. on one side, and Europe on the other.

February 15, 2020

The Future of Australia’s Energy

By Joshua Mcdonald
Coal could be sidelined by a push for gas to serve as a transition fuel, and a move toward renewably produced hydrogen.

February 08, 2020

Bushfires and a Warming Planet Are Putting Australia’s Biodiversity at Risk

By Joshua Mcdonald
Ecologists estimate that more than a billion animals and hundreds of millions of insects perished in the fires.

February 03, 2020

Australia and the Pacific Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak

By Joshua Mcdonald
Beyond China, Australia was one of the first countries to confirm a case of the virus. 

January 24, 2020

Australian Weapons Sales: Shrouded in Secrecy

By Joshua Mcdonald
Canberra wants to be a top arms exporter, but its partners draw scrutiny.
January 21, 2020

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea

By Joshua Mcdonald
Human rights continue to falter as the government claims to be writing a “new book” of prosperity for all citizens.

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