We live in an internet age where news knows no borders or boundaries.
Yet most ‘international’ stories still have a strong national focus, such as one country’s sporting prowess, the economic woes of another, or political debates from countries that still dominate the news like the United States.
Recently I moved from Sydney to Brussels. It’s called for a shift in hemispheres and also a re-think of how and from where I get my daily news fix.
We may live in an interconnected world economy, but there is no reporting of how workers from China to Chile are affected by the second wave of the financial crisis or who is to blame.
This time round the wave is hitting workers with over 205 million people unemployed, and it’s not the bankers and financial institutions. It’s nurses and teachers as public sector budgets are slashed.
After 5 days in the media hub of the annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings in Washington DC I’ve been left wondering who rules the world and who is left to write about it. Read more »
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