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Pacific governments ‘working better’ with creative media in pandemic

Pacific governments ‘working better’ with creative media in pandemic

April 1, 2020

Pacific governments across the region have put side their differences with media and are working alongside...

Redrawing history: The revival of Amazigh tattooing

Redrawing history: The revival of Amazigh tattooing

March 16, 2020

In a studio in the back streets of a quiet residential area in Casablanca, an old tradition is being reborn.

Shaping the future with LEGO

Shaping the future with LEGO

March 16, 2020

Eleven-year-old Badr says he had anger issues before he joined Morocco's First LEGO League team. Jonathan McQuie chats to him and others about the machines they are building.

Old clothes, new tricks

Old clothes, new tricks

March 16, 2020

Walking into ‘We Thrifting’ in Morocco is like stepping into a treasure trove of nostalgia. Outside, the streets and footpaths of Casablanca are bustling, but inside Mohamed Atlas’s apartment-turned-vintage shop the sound of Moroccan rap music drowns out the humming of the city down below.

Stranded on the wrong side of the digital wall

Stranded on the wrong side of the digital wall

March 10, 2020

"I just want somebody to talk to."

A broken body and mind, but not a shattered spirit

A broken body and mind, but not a shattered spirit

February 25, 2020

Sri Krishnamurthi reflects in this special report on what life is really like trying to live and cope wit...

Cold-blooded treasures – the illegal traffic in Australian reptiles

Cold-blooded treasures – the illegal traffic in Australian reptiles

February 24, 2020

The Reptile Racket Part 1: The romantic life of an Australian lizard has captivated researchers and reptile lovers alike. It’s also excited the interests of international smugglers cashing in on a market worth millions.

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

January 9, 2020

As Australia’s east coast faces months of severe bushfires, Indigenous Australians are calling for revival of long-held traditions to reduce fire fuels.

Lights, Camera…RepresentAsian

Lights, Camera…RepresentAsian

December 20, 2019

Why the key to Australia’s on-screen diversity lies behind the writer’s room

COMMENT: Where is Australia’s consent education?

COMMENT: Where is Australia’s consent education?

September 24, 2018

We consider ourselves a first-world country but we still think it's okay when a girl says she’s been sexually assaulted to ask her what she was wearing, writes Olivia Reed.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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