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The Detail – a podcast from RNZ/ Newsroom: Uyghurs the casualty in NZ’s trading partnership with China


A Podcast from RNZ and Newsroom

This Episode –  09 February 2021

The RNZ website notes:

But as New Zealand has grown closer to China, so too have concerns about that country’s human rights record and behaviour towards international institutions – such as the uprisings in Hong Kong and a seeming reluctance to allow World Health Organisation officials into the country to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

And arguably the most serious of all – an allegation, made at the very top of the United States government, that China is conducting a campaign described as “genocide” against Uyghur Muslims in Xianjing.

On today’s episode of The Detail, Emile Donovan speaks to RNZ Worldwatch presenter Perlina Lau and international relations professor Al Gillespie about the background to this conflict; what allegations are being made against Beijing; and the difficulty in getting proof.

According to Newsroom,

Newsroom has been commissioned by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund to produce a new daily news podcast designed to explain the stories behind the headlines. 

Called ‘The Detail’, it aims to help listeners dive deeper into the big stories to help give an understanding of what’s really going on. We will pick out the news that matters and explain it in detail and in context.

The Detail will be fronted by journalists Sharon Brettkelly and Alex Ashton, and produced by Alexia Russell. We will be drawing on not only Newsroom’s award-winning journalists, but the best reporters from throughout the country; along with experts in their fields.

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