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‘Stay home, stay safe, be kind’: What NZ can teach the world about covid-19
Fri, 29 May 2020
By Democracy Now! New Zealand implemented one of the earliest lockdowns and has largely succeeded in eliminating the coronavirus under the leadership of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Some of the coun...

James Tapp: Confronting Pākehā Privilege as a white male student
Fri, 29 May 2020
COMMENT: By James Tapp It’s only been a year and half since I started university, but sometimes that’s enough time to realise more about the world than you could ever imagine. For me, the ...

Jokowi deploys army, police to enforce Indonesia’s coronavirus ‘new normal’
Fri, 29 May 2020
By Marchio Irfan Gorbiano in Jakarta President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has announced that the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police will be deployed to guard crowded places in preparation for the...

Global coronavirus crisis highlights role of public service media
Fri, 29 May 2020
Pacific Media Watch International public service media from G-7 countries have reported “strong audience increases” since the covid-19 pandemic, which they interpret as a show of confidence for the “r...

AJF renews call for media freedom law while welcoming Smethurst move
Thu, 28 May 2020
Pacific Media Watch The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom has welcomed the decision by the Australian Federal Police to drop charges against Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurst and has renewed its ca...