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Office of Foreign Asset Control: Cuba Regulations

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Frequently Asked Questions Why the new regulations on Cuba? President Trump believes that economic isolation of state-funded businesses in Cuba will put pressure on the Cuban government to democratize the island. The regulations prohibit transactions with state-run businesses. How are these regulations different from the Obama administration’s laws? The proposed regulations restrict individual people-to-people travel […]

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Petition for release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

by DBastard @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched a petition for the immediate release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are due to appear before a judge in Yangon again today. They must cease to be hostages to the army’s refusal to allow any media coverage in Myanmar’s Rohingya areas.

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam


Bridget Wood Journalist

Sapa, Vietnam

Meeting Vietnam’s first female rapper

by Zinzan Clements @ Vietnam Today

  Australia has Iggy Azalea, Vietnam has Subio, the country’s first female rapper. Suboi credits Eminem for helping her learn English and she makes her American debut this month. Zinzan Clements had the chance to have quick chat with Suboi via Skype.    

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47th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

47th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

by n @ Nissa Rhee

Tomorrow is the 47th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, in which American soldiers killed 500 unarmed Vietnamese in 1968. Every year at this time, US veteran Mike Boehm plays his violin at My Lai as an offering to the spirits of the dead and for those still living in the area. While Boehm was not involved…

UQG20 reporters live cross on ABC News 24

by Mel Keyte @ UQ at the G20

Early Sunday morning, two UQG20 reporters appeared on ABC News 24 to discuss youth engagement in politics, Obama and G20 in general. Here are Mel Keyte and Andrew Thorpe from UQ’s School of Journalism and Communication chatting to Andrew Geoghegan and Eliza Harvey.

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Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly […]

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Get Green Vietnam

by Giulietta Avenia @ Vietnam Today

Get Green Vietnam is a project teaching Vietnamese citizens how to live and work sustainably. Giulietta Avenia spoke with three representatives of Get Green Vietnam to discover how this project changed their lives and the way in which they view their world. These are their stories.

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RSF condemns arrests of 15 journalists in Sudan

by cleaks @ RSF - RSS feed

News

After the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) arrested 15 journalists, including AFP, Reuters and BBC reporters, as they covered protests against unprecedented bread price hikes this week in Sudan, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to free those still held and to end all attempts to restrict the freedom to inform.

Internship Experience - UQ

by noreply@blogger.com (Anna Hartley) @ Anna Hartley

Internship Experience

UQ School of Journalism and Communication


The school of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland asked me to write up a short piece about my experience interning at the Queensland Times. 

UQ School of Journalism and Communication article

5 simple tips for the beginner photojournalist

by Ursula Skjonnemand @ CitizenJ

When you get it right, a photograph can draw people in, emotionally and intellectually.

Parting words from the outgoing Newsroom Coordinator

by Ursula Skjonnemand @ CitizenJ

It has been fascinating watching citizen journalism develop at a time when all the tools for content creation and publication are in the public’s hands.

Afghan journalists injured in two attacks, driver killed

by rezam @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the shooting attack on a TV crew’s vehicle in the eastern province of Nangarhar on 21 January and an arson attack the same day on a radio station in the west-central province of Ghor, and calls for full investigations into both attacks.

Reporter Baz Mohamed Shiwarir and cameraman Mohammad Rafiq were injured and their driver was killed when gunmen opened fire on their v

"I survived UQ in Vietnam"

by noreply@blogger.com (Anna Hartley) @ Anna Hartley

You read correctly people, I survived, albeit barely...

What a rollercoaster ride the reporting trip to Vietnam was! And when I say rollercoaster I really mean it - there were so many ups and downs - one minute I was managing to conduct an amazing interview in a beautiful hut in a remote, traditional Vietnamese village, the next I was lost and well and truly alone in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City at 11pm with no idea where the hotel was or how to go about trying to get there. Emotions were high, storied were unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences were had - the trip (all in all) was a definitely a success.

A group of 10 students, 1 lecturer and 2 tutors travelled to beautiful Vietnam from the 18th to the 29th of April to report as foreign correspondents. We visited the busy and compact city of Ho Chi Minh, the spacious beach-side town of Danang, the tourist and fashion hot spot Hoi An and finally, Hue - a city with tall buildings as well as remote fishing villages (and home of the now infamous bar, 'Brown Eyes' - a place I can only describe as a Vietnamese replica of the Down Under bar in Brisbane...).

Read our stories here at: www.uqinvietnam.com 

I can honestly say going on this reporting trip to Vietnam was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life so far. Of course, we all had our breakdown days, we got lost and some of us got food poisoning; but we all met amazing and interesting people and created many unique and insightful news and current affairs stories inspired by Vietnam.

Stories topics were extremely varied, they included Vietnam's stance on homosexuality, ex-Viet Cong soldier's wishes for peace, the elimination of malaria, the culture of weddings and marriage in Vietnam, world-class vet science programs, climate change, childhood poverty, attitudes towards breast-feeding and many, many more.

The group we took was also varied, but everyone worked well together and helped each other through their ups and downs. Beer was extremely cheap (too bad I can't yet stomach the taste, I was the kid at the table with the Diet Coke), the food was amazing at most places (and vomit inducing at others). I have to say usually I cannot stand Hungry Jacks, but the visit to Burger King on the last day at Ho Chi Minh airport was perhaps the most glorious meal of the trip. As a group of 13 Australians loudly rejoicing in the classic 'chips and a Whopper' combo we certainly drew attention from Vietnamese onlookers...

Over the 10 days we went in groups to interviews with very interesting and welcoming Vietnamese people, we also met many Australians on the way who were a great help. After gathering content all day we edited through most of the night (most of us considered 3 hours sleep to be a luxury by the end of the trip). Vietnam offered so many differing experiences; we visited remote fishing villages in Hue where children played soccer in neighbouring vegetable fields, traveled to rice paddies and buffalo farms on an all day bike ride around Hoi An (I can't say I recommend biking along Vietnamese highways), swam in pristine beaches in Danang, found one of the most amazing and typically Australian bars/clubs in Hue, bartered with varying degrees of success in Ho Chi Minh City and dodged traffic EVERYWHERE!


By the 29th everyone had an impressive range of video, radio, photo and print stories that they were rightly proud of. We started the trip absolute strangers and arrived back in Australia as friends. It's hard to describe such an intense, immersive and intercultural experience in a few short words, but I hope by seeing our stories you can get a taste of all the amazing people and places Southern Vietnam has to offer.

I cannot wait to travel back to Vietnam as a tourist and further explore this eye-opening, friendly and truly unique country.




“The Original Foreigner”

“The Original Foreigner”

by n @ Nissa Rhee

My essay on traveling was published in the online journal The Coven this week. You can read it here.

Harvard- Westlake – Crossing Borders: A Digital Storytelling Program

by Jasmine Jarman @ Peace Works Travel

Saturday, January 6, 2018 We began our educational adventure to the California- Mexico border with a full day preparation workshop. Students received a lecture exploring the history of the U.S. Mexico border relations, a video production workshop focusing on interviewing techniques, light, sound and equipment and a guest lecture about Chicano identity from cutting-edge poet Myriam Gurba. Together, our […]

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About


Lucy-Ellen Steadman

Lucy-Ellen Steadman is a marketing and communications professional with a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication, majoring in public relations (2013). Moving to London in August, 2014…

Petition for release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

by DBastard @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched a petition for the immediate release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are due to appear before a judge in Yangon again today. They must cease to be hostages to the army’s refusal to allow any media coverage in Myanmar’s Rohingya areas.

Reader mail: Paul C. Steffy

Reader mail: Paul C. Steffy

by n @ Nissa Rhee

A few weeks ago, I received a book in the mail from Vietnam War veteran Paul C. Steffy. It’s a novel about a veteran who returns to Vietnam to “lessen his war grief and post-traumatic stress disorder” and to better understand a gift he received from an elderly woman during the war. Needless to say,…

#G20 fans take to @twitter and Facebook

by Bo Daly @ UQ at the G20

Whenever world leaders get together to discuss important policy issues, social media is alight with those impassioned and vocal, providing running commentary of news and opinion. But what issues are raising heat in the collective sphere of social media? According to Meltwater, an online media monitoring company, there have been several topics trending over the

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RSF condemns arrests of 15 journalists in Sudan

by cleaks @ RSF - RSS feed

News

After the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) arrested 15 journalists, including AFP, Reuters and BBC reporters, as they covered protests against unprecedented bread price hikes this week in Sudan, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to free those still held and to end all attempts to restrict the freedom to inform.

Beauty and the bleach

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

Motionless on the footpath of a chaotic street in Vietnam, a girl stared up at a billboard. An image of elegance, the photo was of a woman frozen in a moment of pure joy. As the girl slipped on gloves that ran up to her shoulders, lifted the hood of her jumper and fastened her

Two Brazilian journalists murdered in two days

by stagiaire-ameriques @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this week’s targeted killings of two Brazilian journalists in the space of two days and urges investigators to focus on the probability that their murders were linked to their work. One was a website reporter who covered corruption, the other was a controversial radio show host.

Ueliton Brizon was riding a motorcycle with his wife on 16 January in the Santo Antônio district of Cacoal, the municipality where he lived in the northwestern state of Rondônia, w

Remembering the Tet Offensive

by Emily Hughes @ Vietnam Today

Emily Hughes investigates how Australians, Americans and Vietnamese remember this defining moment in our shared history.

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Hands-on Learning with UQ’s Vietnam Today

by Liss Fenwick @ Vietnam Today

Liss Fenwick reports on a new style of teaching with University of Queensland lecturer Bruce Woolley and 10 students who are learning to be foreign correspondents in Vietnam. Reporter & Producer: Liss Fenwick

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La Jolla Country Day School: Vietnam Discovery 2017

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Some highlights from La Jolla Country Day School’s trip to Vietnam this summer Visiting the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City The students relax on the boat ride to their homestay in Mekong Students meeting up with their pen pals at Can Tho University On the last night our travelers let loose with some […]

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Afghan journalists injured in two attacks, driver killed

by rezam @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the shooting attack on a TV crew’s vehicle in the eastern province of Nangarhar on 21 January and an arson attack the same day on a radio station in the west-central province of Ghor, and calls for full investigations into both attacks.

Reporter Baz Mohamed Shiwarir and cameraman Mohammad Rafiq were injured and their driver was killed when gunmen opened fire on their v

Student Travel Abroad & Digital Storytelling Programs

Student Travel Abroad & Digital Storytelling Programs


Peace Works Travel

Learn about our digital storytelling travel abroad programs that allow our students to document their journeys utilizing photo, video and multi-media.

Pressure builds on leaders to address climate issue

by Andrew Thorpe @ UQ at the G20

The leak of the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan, along with President Obama’s APEC announcement of an emissions reduction deal with China, has placed pressure on the G20 Leaders’ Summit to produce a significant statement on climate change. Andrew Thorpe reports.  

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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

by @ On-the-ground learning in overseas adventure

Rebecca Campbell will head to Vietnam to put her journalism skills into practise.

Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

RSF joins calls on Council of Europe to ensure justice for murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

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News

On 19 January, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joined a letter calling on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to appoint a Special Rapporteur to monitor the investigation into the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on 16 October 2017. RSF also joined a statement of the Council of Europe Platform for the Promotion of Journalism and the Protection of Journalists calling for broader Council of Europe action to ensure justice in this case. The full text of both documents is below, along with the event flyer for a related side event RSF is pleased to co-sponsor at the Council of Europe on 22 January.

Joint open letter to the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Call for a PACE Special Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the crimes she expo

Speaking at Runcorn Heights State School in Runcorn Heights, QLD

Speaking at Runcorn Heights State School in Runcorn Heights, QLD

by n @ Australia – Nissa Rhee

For the second year in a row, I visited the Year 6s at Runcorn Heights State School to talk about peace and conflict resolution. After telling them about my experience as a rape crisis counselor in Chicago and a journalist in the US and South Korea, we brainstormed ways that they could build peace in…

The price of Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Young people in Vietnam are becoming increasingly sexually liberated, as experts raise concerns for the sexual health of their youth. Referred to as Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’, views on tradition, marriage and sexuality are being rejected by younger generations. Research from the Ministry of Education and Training found that half of Vietnamese minors admitted to being

Dos Pueblos HS Student Shares Her Vietnam Experience on 101.7 K-LITE

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Sara W. was welcomed to K-LITE studios as their K-LITE Weather Kid and got to share a little about her experience traveling through Vietnam with fellow Dos Pueblos HS students and the eye-opening work they did there. We’re so proud of our student travelers!

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Researchers fight to eliminate malaria from Vietnam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

John Bryant has this radio report on the growing efforts to wipe out the threat of malaria across Vietnam.

Celebrating Women in Vietnam

by Emily Hughes @ Vietnam Today

This year marks twenty years since the Vietnamese Women’s Museum opened its doors to the public and it stands as a testament to the gains made by the Women’s Union and continues their ongoing fight for gender equality. Located in Hanoi’s old quarter, the museum is surrounded by French-style buildings and foreign embassies. However, the [...]

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55th Wedding Anniversary

by noreply@blogger.com (Anna Hartley) @ Anna Hartley




Rosewood Couple Celebrate 55th Wedding Anniversary

ROSEWOOD couple Matt and Elaine Dale celebrated their 55thwedding anniversary on Friday, and according to Mrs Dale the sparks are still flying.

 “At this stage we aren’t sure how we’re going to celebrate, we are thinking of going on a holiday to Caloundra, we love it up there,” she said.

Mrs Dale says she can still remember the day her and her husband met.

“We met at a dance, it took Matt about a month to pluck up the courage ask me to the pictures and we went from there,” she said.

The couple were married at St. Mary’s church in Ipswich on July 5, 1958.

“Matt had been away working for 11 months prior to the wedding and only got back about a week before,” Mrs Dale said.

“We were so happy to be married, and I was very happy to see him again, especially after such a long time apart!”

During their marriage they have each held many jobs, with the couple opening their own business in Rosewood in 1978 called The Plaza Corner and later working together at Cross & Embrey Real Estate.

With their close knit family consisting of five children, fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Mrs Dale says they are always keeping busy.

She admits the pair has had their share of disagreements over the years, but says the trick to a long and happy marriage is learning to accept the other person for who they truly are. 

“Nobody’s perfect, and we realise that we can’t agree all the time,” she said.

Mrs Dale also believes it is important for a couple to have active interests outside the home, with both Mr and Mrs Dale having had a long standing involvement with the Rosewood Lions Club and St. Brigid’s Church.

The couple have already begun making plans for their diamond anniversary and are busy planning more traveling adventures together.

“I told Matt we can have a big party for our 60thanniversary, until then we plan on taking more holidays together,” said Mrs Dale.

 “We love travelling. We are taking a cruise to Fiji in October so that’s very exciting.”

A Reason to Smile

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide.   Joy Watson travelled with Network for Africa founder Rebecca Tinsley and others to Rwanda in March. Today, on the 21st anniversary of the start of the genocide, we share her impressions of Rwanda. “The land of a thousand hills and a million […]

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Internationally acclaimed journalist appointed to university

by content6 @ Get Education

High profile foreign correspondent Peter Greste will help guide the future of journalism education after accepting an appointment at The University of Queensland. Mr Greste will join the UQ School of Communication and Arts as the UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communication early in 2018. An internationally recognised journalist with numerous awards for his work, […]

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Turkey demands “patriotic” coverage of military offensive in Syria

by johannb @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increase in censorship in Turkey – including “patriotic journalism” directives and a wave of arrests of critical journalists – that has accompanied the

War & Citizenship: Experiential Learning Without Violence

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

“Take students to Vietnam? Isn’t that a war zone?”   It was 9/11 that radicalized my teaching. Hearing my students embrace war in Afghanistan and Iraq as an answer to our national grief inspired my entrepreneurial spirit. How can we use our grief from violence to inspire peace? How can we teach kids to generate […]

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Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2018

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News

23.01.2018 – Arrests of citizen-journalists using Telegram

Education and the G20

by Daniel Pickering @ UQ at the G20

How education figures into the G20 agenda – or not. Cuts to education and foreign aid spending in Australia have lead professionals to question why education is not on the international growth agenda. This comes as reports from the World Bank show that education is a primary driver of GDP growth. Daniel Pickering reports for

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A small jar of ‘Nam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

A little taste of Vietnam’s rich culture. A small jar of ‘Nam from sjcstudents on Vimeo. Audio sourced from jamendo.com

Memorial Day: an Opportunity to Teach Peace

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Veterans tell us “war is hell.” Those who mourn the loss of a soldier this Memorial Day get it. However, the percentage of the U.S. population serving in the military is less than one-half of 1% – the lowest levels since World War II. To those of us in the civilian population Memorial Day is […]

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Alethea Tyner Paradis Sits Down with Wildfire Education to Discuss Service Learning Through Global Problem Solving

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Our founder and CEO, Alethea Tyner Paradis, discusses how 9/11 inspired her to start Peace Works Travel, how to engage with students, and much more in this episode of “Do School Better” with Doris Korda.

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I’m moving to London! Looking for a communications or journalism professional?

I’m moving to London! Looking for a communications or journalism professional?

by lucysteadman @ Lucy-Ellen Steadman

Well folks, with a new (semi-new?) year comes some sweeping changes. I’ve just been approved to move to the UK this August on a two-year visa. I’m so excited to start this new adventure and, of course, will be seeking … Continue reading

New education initiatives to strengthen ties with India

by content6 @ Get Education

Victorian school students will have the opportunity to travel to India on a new cultural exchange program as part of an ambitious Victorian Government strategy to strengthen Victoria’s economic and cultural ties with India. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews visited Bluebells School International in Delhi and participated in a school lesson conducted via skype with Bluebells’ […]

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Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2018

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News

23.01.2018 – Arrests of citizen-journalists using Telegram

Students to tour Vietnam for war commemorations - Get Education

Students to tour Vietnam for war commemorations - Get Education


Get Education

Ten secondary students with a keen interest in world history have been selected for the WA Premier’s ANZAC Student Tour to Vietnam from April 16 to 26, 2018. The students, accompanied by two teacher supervisors and a tour co-ordinator, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and the Battles of Coral and Balmoral […]

English language to bolster Vietnamese economy

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

No longer a small rural town, Da Nang is home to the English Learning Institute. The first high-rise to establish itself in 2006, it now sits amongst Da Nang’s bustling city life. As 2020 nears, the ELI is working with The University of Queensland to improve the English language proficiency of native speaking teachers and

Radio interview for 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

Radio interview for 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

by n @ Nissa Rhee

I was on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program yesterday for the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. You can hear the interview here. I was joined on air by Dung Nguyen — a South Vietnamese veteran and refugee living in Chicago — and John Riordan — the “Oscar Shindler of the Vietnam War.”

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


Traveller

A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

UQG20 Panel Discussion – Gen Y political engagement

by Andrew Thorpe @ UQ at the G20

Andrew Thorpe presents a panel discussion on the topic of Gen Y engagement with politics in the wake of President Obama’s address – the issues and the implications. Panelists from left to right: Zac Miller, Fiona Gipps & Keny Arcangeli.  

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The latest buzz in malaria elimination

by Grace Wilson @ Vietnam Today

The innocuous buzz of a mosquito might be all the warning you get; by the time you notice the itchy bite on the back of your arm, it’s too late. The plasmodium parasite has already been transmitted through the insect’s saliva and now entered your bloodstream. It’s only a matter of days before you are [...]

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Protestors brave the heat for Brisbane’s largest anti-G20 protest

by Mel Keyte @ UQ at the G20

Despite soaring temperatures on Saturday, more than 2 000 people took to the streets of Brisbane to voice their concerns over everything from Government action on climate change, to indigenous affairs. Global Campus Network reporter Mel Keyte took a look at the action.    

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Vietnamese students look to study abroad

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

After completing their education, many Vietnamese students hope to pursue further study abroad to improve their job prospects and foreign language skills in the increasingly global market. Australia is currently the leading study destination for Vietnamese students. Correspondingly, education-related travel services are Australia’s single largest export to Vietnam, accounting for $872 million in 2013. Each year

Two Brazilian journalists murdered in two days

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News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this week’s targeted killings of two Brazilian journalists in the space of two days and urges investigators to focus on the probability that their murders were linked to their work. One was a website reporter who covered corruption, the other was a controversial radio show host.

Ueliton Brizon was riding a motorcycle with his wife on 16 January in the Santo Antônio district of Cacoal, the municipality where he lived in the northwestern state of Rondônia, w

Speaking at Peace Forum in Logan, QLD

Speaking at Peace Forum in Logan, QLD

by n @ Australia – Nissa Rhee

I was invited to speak at the Rotary Peace Forum in Logan, Queensland on some of the work I’ve done in anti-rape activism and peace journalism. The forum was attended by 200 community members, students and Rotarians from the Brisbane area.

Cho Ray hospital’s partnership with western medical institutions

by Ruth McCosker @ UQ in Vietnam

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes approximately 2500 Western medical students to complete medical placements each year. The partnership between Cho Ray Hospital and Western medical institutions allows for Vietnamese doctors to not only teach, but to also be taught. Ruth McCosker has that story.

Remembering Heaven’s Face

Remembering Heaven’s Face

by n @ Nissa Rhee

How small and sour-grapes our postwar punishment of Vietnam, our trade and diplomatic embargoes that keep the country in economic ruin. How self-punishing and miserly in American spirit are these policies. How much better it would be for our national pride if we offered this country our help, for it is we and those who…

When the world came to UQ

by Aimee Hourigan @ UQ at the G20

It was the occasion 2,000 young Queenslanders anticipated with barely concealed excitement. Aimee Hourigan was at The University of Queensland as President Barack Obama gave his much-heralded speech about America’s ‘pivot to the Asia-Pacific’.

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Rural reporters take flight

Rural reporters take flight


Farm Online

A HANDFUL of regional journalism students have switched their sausage rolls for spring rolls as part of a University of Queensland (UQ) initiative.

‘This is our land': Indigenous Australians protest the G20

by Aimee Hourigan @ UQ at the G20

Since November 8, Aboriginal and Indigenous Australians from across the nation gathered in Musgrave Park to protest the G20 Leader’s Summit. Issues such as land rights, deaths in custody, the stolen generation, decolonisation and youth activism were high on their agenda. Aimee Hourigan followed the protestors from day one to bring you this report.

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UQ reacts to President Obama’s speech

by Andrew Thorpe @ UQ at the G20

Andrew Thorpe gets reactions from those lucky enough to attend President Obama’s address at the UQ Centre.  

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RSF joins calls on Council of Europe to ensure justice for murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

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News

On 19 January, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joined a letter calling on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to appoint a Special Rapporteur to monitor the investigation into the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on 16 October 2017. RSF also joined a statement of the Council of Europe Platform for the Promotion of Journalism and the Protection of Journalists calling for broader Council of Europe action to ensure justice in this case. The full text of both documents is below, along with the event flyer for a related side event RSF is pleased to co-sponsor at the Council of Europe on 22 January.

Joint open letter to the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Call for a PACE Special Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the crimes she expo

UQ graduate works to prevent HIV spreading in Vietnam

by Samantha WrayMcCann @ Vietnam Today

Community development organisations play a critical role in both the local and international social, cultural, economic and political systems. Development organisations target sections of communities in an effort to enhance the lives that people lead through promoting justice, reducing poverty, improving health and building environments that are safe and secure for people to live and [...]

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Turkey demands “patriotic” coverage of military offensive in Syria

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News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increase in censorship in Turkey – including “patriotic journalism” directives and a wave of arrests of critical journalists – that has accompanied the

Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala – August 2016

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala – August 2016 A few photos from our group’s trip so far:   DAY 1   The Streets of Antigua   Impact Hub, where our students connect with local kids and start ups learning entrepreneurship Lunch at the farmer’s house (not pictured 5 feet behind, a horse who lives indoors!)   […]

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Fat or famished: striking a nutritional balance in Vietnam

by Thea Halpin @ UQ in Vietnam

Despite the growing wealth in Vietnam the nation is experiencing a double burden of poor child nutrition. While some children suffer from malnutrition, obesity levels are also rising rapidly. Thea Halpin looks into why Vietnam is struggling to strike a nutritional balance.    

The Final Verdict: What the G20 Delivered

by Daniel Pickering @ UQ at the G20

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott released his final communique at the G20, touching on diverse issues ranging from climate change to women’s workplace representation. Ultimately, he stressed the 2.1 per cent GDP growth target as the guiding narrative for the summit, and concluded his speech with a message of hope. Daniel Pickering has this report

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The Pho-nomenal growth of Vietnam’s food scene

by Giulietta Avenia @ Vietnam Today

The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are vastly different to what they once were. Before, banh mi stalls littered the streets and diners sat on stools by the side of the road. Now, restaurants owned by non-Vietnamese people serving non-Vietnamese cuisine are becoming more popular with the locals and tourists alike. Hong Cao, a [...]

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Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

Media still closely regulated in Vietnam

by Kai Hayes @ Vietnam Today

Downsizing newsrooms, laying off staff and readership evaporating – It’s the now all-familiar struggle that media companies around the world are grappling with. Except, it seems, in Vietnam. According to the government, the country has around “700 licensed media outlets”, and that number is growing fast. The internet is playing a big part in the [...]

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Fishing for dreams

by Rhiannon Smith @ Vietnam Today

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime. To the disadvantaged youth of Vietnam, this aphorism could mean the difference between destitution and their dreams. However, naïve tourists are standing in the way. Picture this. You’re sitting outside a [...]

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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

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Rebecca Campbell chat with David Dowsett about her upcoming trip to Vietnam.

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