Current Affairs: Good alternative sources amidst coronavirus?

thirdtry

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Not going down the RMYO pathway but am a keen follower of global events and discussion.

I'm actually wondering what sources some of you use for current affairs that are not currently swamped in COVID19 news? Even though the world is at a bit of a standstill, BBC and all the major outlets are so fixated on the virus that they're not giving full coverage of what else must be happening currently.

There must be newsworthy stories going under the main radar in terms of international relations, intelligence, conflict, trade etc. If so, be great to discuss or share here.
 

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Business channels are always pretty good, Bloomberg etc. You tend to find that money talks and BS is instantly spotted, so they tend not to be as tolerant of dippy reporters. Opinions of guests are usually backed up with reasoning. All in all a lot better watch that mainstream news.
 

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I'm actually wondering what sources some of you use for current affairs that are not currently swamped in COVID19 news?
BBC World Service Radio. It's not immune from COVID-19 news but it often focuses on the global pandemic risk brewing in Africa and the Middle East with foresight lacking elsewhere.
On non-plague topics, where else can you hear a one-hour, in-depth analysis of Nigerian politics?
 

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Intriguing right now why absolutely no British media seem to discussing "Kim Jong Un's death" (speech marks because lots of speculation right now).

Not been seen for some months. The last few days have really accelerated things. Japanese media reported that he was "vegetative" a few days ago after heart surgery, and tonight it seems Hong Kong media are announcing his death, reportedly coming from a Chinese medical team that visited Pyongyang.
 

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BBC World Service Radio. It's not immune from COVID-19 news but it often focuses on the global pandemic risk brewing in Africa and the Middle East with foresight lacking elsewhere.
On non-plague topics, where else can you hear a one-hour, in-depth analysis of Nigerian politics?
Echo this. Also, if you like radio 'Today' and 'PM' on Radio 4 do a good coverage of non-Covid stories compared to most at the moment. Understandably a fair amount of Covid on there still though!
 

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Understandably a fair amount of Covid on there still though!
Yep, everything is COVID-19.
Particularly on BBC World Service. The nation state of Brazil appears to regard the pandemic as an opportunity to cull the relatively economically unproductive over-70s.
 
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