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We might not be able to predict the next big earthquake, but we can make sure we're ready for it and understand the risks.
The Christchurch gunman's surprise guilty plea makes him the first person convicted of terrorism in New Zealand. A legal expert explains what will happen next in the sentencing process.
71-year-old grandfather Haji-Daoud Nabi, who was shot as he welcomed a stranger to his mosque.
Haji-Daoud Nabi was a lifelong friend, who helped inspire my research in Afghanistan on how violent events shape people's sense of community. I never thought my work would one day apply at home in NZ.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call initiative in Paris in May 2019.
The US, Russia and China haven't backed the NZ-led Christchurch Call to crackdown on online extremism. Without them, and key non-western media, the initiative is unlikely to make enough difference.
Rather than unifying the country, it appears the government's overreach on gun legislation has paved the way for distrust and division.
My assessment is that there are about 150 to 300 core right-wing activists in New Zealand. This might sound modest – but proportionate to population, it's similar to extremist numbers in Germany.
Members of the public mourn at a makeshift memorial following the Christchurch mosque attacks in March 2019.
In the wake of last year's Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand's intelligence agencies must become more transparent in their reporting on the risk of right-wing terrorism.
The Christchurch attack is a clear signal we need to change our approach to both hateful extremism and toxic political discourse in Australia.
To understand the threat better, we need to devote more resources to monitoring and tracking far-right forums and social networks and a national database tracking hate crimes.
The gunman in the mosque attacks had already faced 50 murder charges before a new terrorism charge was brought against him this week.
New Zealand's terrorism law has never been prosecuted successfully since it was enacted nearly 20 years ago. So, why are prosecutors bringing a terrorism charge against the Christchurch shooter?
Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault on the campaign trail last September before the election that saw his party form a majority government.
The language of the neutral and secular state in Bill 21, like its precursors, presumes an invisible Christian default for the rules around public expressions of religiosity.
Regulating hate speech on the internet should not be left to private corporations.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
Victims are responding to the Christchurch mosque shooting with bravery and compassion, not anger and hate.
At a time when we could expect anger, vengeance and resentment to take hold in a community so demolished by violence, Professor Mohamad Abdalla visited victims and found compassion and forgiveness.
Members of the Armed Offenders Squad push back members of the public following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.
Most New Zealanders see immigration as beneficial for their country, but extreme nationalist politics have been part of communities for a long time.
Multiple people have been killed in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers at two mosques.
People are sharing the gruesome video posted by the Christchurch mosque gunman. What is the responsibility of news agencies in such a situation?
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
The earthquake shattered buildings and communities, with many residents left feeling even more powerless by the government’s approach to recovery.
By removing elected officials and installing a powerful command-and-control agency, the government's approach to recovery has left many of the city's people feeling disenfranchised and excluded.
The iconic church at the centre of Christchurch still hasn’t fully recovered from the 2011 quake.
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Christchurch is still reeling from the 2011 earthquake, but there may be more on their way.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
A ballerina is painted on the back of the Theatre Royal in Christchurch by Tauranga artist Owen Dippie and his team.
Three recent events in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, almost four years on from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in February 2011, suggest that arts and culture are playing a central role in the recovery…
Transitional architecture such as The Arcades Project is just one of many adaptive creative projects in Christchurch.
February 22 is the third anniversary of the powerful earthquake that killed 185 people and radically altered the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The city centre is flattened and empty, with thousands…