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We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

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We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

    Taiwan—isolated but not alone

    Taiwan—isolated but not alone

    Taiwan is one of the world’s key economies, yet it belongs to no international organisations and isn’t a member of the UN. Why is Taiwan diplomatically isolated and how does it survive economically?

    • 29 min
    Out of the office—from telecommuting to working from home

    Out of the office—from telecommuting to working from home

    While working from home during the pandemic has been a novel and sometimes difficult experience for office workers, companies and their employees have been experimenting with teleworking for decades.

    • 29 min
    Cybercrime

    Cybercrime

    While cybercrime and cybersurveillance are commonplace today, how many of us understand their effect our everyday lives? What’s revealed in the history of cybercrime, from its rudimentary beginnings in the 1980s to today?

    • 28 min
    Germany after Merkel

    Germany after Merkel

    Many Germans have only ever known one chancellor – Angela Merkel. Voters are about to choose a new leader for the first time in sixteen years and the election is being described as the most open and uncertain Germany has ever had.

    • 29 min
    Rural health care—from bush medicine to the pandemic

    Rural health care—from bush medicine to the pandemic

    The spread of the delta variant of Covid from the cities to rural and regional Australia has exposed weaknesses in the health system. Rear Vision traces the story of rural health care from bush medicine through to the pandemic.

    • 28 min
    The September 11 attacks—rumours, conspiracy theories and the day that changed aviation forever

    The September 11 attacks—rumours, conspiracy theories and the day that changed aviation forever

    Almost three thousand people died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. All planes were grounded and rumours and conspiracy theories swept the internet as a shocked nation tried to make sense of what happened.

    • 29 min

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