Stories about Oceania from January, 2018
"Australian NGOs have denounced this 'Indonesian Solution', arguing that their government is paying Jakarta “hundreds of millions of dollars to detain and warehouse asylum seekers."
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Pregnant and Internet Users Can't Stop Talking About It
The buzz around the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pregnancy is just the beginning of months of the inevitable media circus.
"Children of Palau, I take this pledge, as your guest, to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island home."
"Concerns about anonymous bloggers should not override the right of citizens to speak freely, without fear of being jailed."
"The insidious thing about this kind of craven political campaigning is that the details and facts don’t matter."
‘I Now Feel Free and Can Live My Life.’ Australian Commission Gives Voice to Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
After five years, Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issued its final recommendations. For many, its real achievement was creating space for survivors to be heard.
About our Oceania coverage
Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.