Shane McLeod

Director, Media and Communications
Shane McLeod
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Shane McLeod is the Lowy Institute's Director of Media and Communications.

2021 Lowy Institute Media Award winner: Amanda Hodge
Interactives
2021 Lowy Institute Media Award winner: Amanda Hodge
The Lowy Institute is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Lowy Institute Media Award. The award recognises excellence in coverage of international…
Keeping PNG connected by investing in radio
Keeping PNG connected by investing in radio
Australia could quickly make a critical – and relatively cheap ­– neighbourly investment in democracy.
Bridging Papua New Guinea’s information divide
Policy Briefs
Bridging Papua New Guinea’s information divide
In the lead-up to the 2022 national election, Papua New Guinea must address its information gap by investing in the public broadcaster.
Commentary
Australia buying Digicel hits two birds with one stone
On top of staving off a China telco monopoly, underwriting the purchase would show the government is putting big money on the table to get ‘blue chip’ companies to invest in the…
Frenemies forever? PNG’s prime minister sees off a challenge
Frenemies forever? PNG’s prime minister sees off a challenge
It’ll be a merrier Christmas for James Marape, but a politically fractious new year looms.
Reality bites: Budget, personalities and politics put Marape on notice
Reality bites: Budget, personalities and politics put Marape on notice
PNG’s prime minister must face down a no-confidence motion everyone knew was coming yet still caused a surprise.
Commentary
Deepening Japan’s cooperation with Papua New Guinea
Originally published in East Asia Forum.
PNG electrification: Spend on solar to help meet targets
PNG electrification: Spend on solar to help meet targets
Big power projects need to be pursued, but money for household solar would help PNG meet its 2030 goal more quickly.
Book Review: Where borders aren’t always badlands
Book Review: Where borders aren’t always badlands
People-to-people connections that stretch across tens of thousands of years don’t stop when lines are drawn on a map.
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