So, as we’ve probably all noticed, Australian news is kind of… Australia-centric? I’m wondering what news stories you’ve been encountering that really should be getting wider coverage.
Here are some of mine:
- After years of military dictatorship, Burma is on the verge of democratic reforms… or so it would seem, because the new civilian government, backed by the military, is sending some very mixed messages. I actually wrote about the situation in Burma for Global Comment, so you should check that out.
- Tuvalu ran out of water last week. Speaking of matters Aus-centric, the piece I’ve linked there is the first I’ve seen that hasn’t framed the issue in terms of What New Zealand and Australia are Doing to Help.
- And, okay, I have to include one Australian story because it’s fantastic and under-reported, too: In WA, two men who have been fighting to have their sex recognised without undergoing gender reassignment surgeries have finally won their case. Helen passes on the Australasian Legal Information Institute media release at Questioning Transphobia.
What have you to add?