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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
July 02, 2020

Australia’s Mission to Become a Solar Powerhouse 

By Joshua Mcdonald
Sunshine alone, though, does not guarantee a successful solar industry -- infrastructure and stable, smart politics are necessary. 

June 29, 2020

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Water shortages, COVID-19, economic downturn and distrust in China are causing record-low pessimism among Australians.
June 18, 2020

Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Despite distrust among the general public of “globalism” and international institutions, Canberra affirmed its commitment to multilateral diplomacy.

June 12, 2020

Amid Escalating Tension With China, Australia and India Strengthen Partnership

By Joshua Mcdonald
A new Australia-India agreement is a sign of regional cooperation to halt Chinese aggression across the Asia-Pacific.

June 05, 2020

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some Pacific leaders support the proposal, while others have said it's way too soon.

May 27, 2020

US Weighs in on Australia’s BRI Controversy Amid State and Federal Divide

By Joshua Mcdonald
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo inserted himself into an ongoing dispute between the Australian federal government and the state of Victoria over China’s BRI.
May 22, 2020

Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue

By Joshua Mcdonald
As tech giants rose, newsrooms suffered.

May 14, 2020

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia and New Zealand have begun easing restrictions and are discussing the possibility of a “COVID-safe travel zone” between the two countries.

May 08, 2020

Australia and China Trade Blows Over Calls for a Coronavirus Inquiry

By Joshua Kucera
The contention over a COVID-19 inquiry follows months of deteriorating relations between Canberra and Beijing.

May 01, 2020

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid a global public health emergency, Vanuatu’s efforts to respond to one disaster are restricted by its efforts to prevent another.

April 22, 2020

Australia Drops in Press Freedom Index

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia dropped five points in the latest index as national security laws and loss of independence both chip away at journalism in the country.
April 17, 2020

Political Redemption in Sight for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid devastating bushfires earlier this year Morrison’s leadership was in question. His handling of COVID-19 may be his political resurrection.

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