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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 14, 2021

Australia’s Reading of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia is noted in the document not nearly as often as Japan, South Korea, or India, but that likely underscores the already tight relations between the two countries.

January 13, 2021

Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain

By Joshua Mcdonald
The emergence of a much more contagious variant of COVID-19 comes as Australia rolls out vaccines. 
January 04, 2021

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

By Joshua Mcdonald
The category five cyclone battered Fiji in mid-December.

December 18, 2020

Pacific Island Nations Wary of Chinese Fishing Fleets

By Joshua Mcdonald
Pacific Island leaders have become increasingly concerned about the threat posed by global fishing fleets, namely China’s.

December 07, 2020

Fiji Attorney General Under Investigation

By Joshua Mcdonald
Fiji Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is being investigated in connection with two bombings in Fiji in the 1980s.

November 30, 2020

A Spotlight on Police Brutality in Fiji

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Fiji Law Society voices its concern about mounting reports of police brutality in the country.
November 20, 2020

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook

By Joshua Mcdonald
The ban, agreed upon by the Cabinet, hasn’t come into effect yet but the plan has drawn sharp criticism. 

November 13, 2020

What a New US Administration Means for Australia

By Joshua Mcdonald
What it comes to climate change and China, what do the results of the U.S. presidential election mean for Australia?

November 09, 2020

Pacific States Gather Behind Nuke Ban Treaty

By Joshua Mcdonald
Many nations across the Pacific, directly impacted by nuclear testing, have backed the ban -- but not all.

October 30, 2020

Rights Groups Urge Australia to Release Inquiry Into War Crimes in Afghanistan

By Joshua Mcdonald
The inquiry comes amid a volley of investigations by Australian media outlets into the alleged war crimes and the “culture of impunity” that enables such violations.

October 23, 2020

US Aid Pledge to Pro-Taiwan Solomon Islands Province Raises Eyebrows

By Joshua Mcdonald
The $25 million in aid to Malaita has sparked concerns that Washington is aid for geopolitical gain vis-a-vis China.
October 16, 2020

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.

By Joshua Mcdonald
Jacinda Ardern’s Labor Party is expected to come out far ahead in Saturday’s election, but may end up needing the Greens as a coalition partner.

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