- Peter Clarke
Peter is a Melbourne-based webcaster, writer, educator and moderator. He spent decades as a broadcast journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation pioneering national talkback within the Radio National program, Offspring (now Life Matters). Peter has a post-graduate degree from RMIT University where he teaches journalism and communications to under graduates and post-graduates. He has also lectured in similar courses at Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne. He is also a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School specialising in production, direction and underwater cinematography. Peter is currently researching and writing a book on journalistic interviewing in the age of the internet and social media.
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China in Africa: Who benefits?
Economist Dr Lauren Johnston examines the evolving political and economic relationships between China and developing nations of Africa.
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