The Current

The Current for March 5, 2021

Today on The Current: Dangers faced by women in journalism in Afghanistan; how China is faring one year into pandemic; Gespe'gewa'gi: The Last Land, and importance of fishing rights to Mi'kmaq community of Listuguj
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Three young women who worked at a radio and TV station in Afghanistan were murdered Tuesday, with ISIS claiming responsibility for the attack. We talk to three women in journalism in the country — Najiba Ayubi, Fatimah Hossaini and Liza Karimi — about the dangers they face, and the change they want to see.

Plus, next week marks one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Today we look to China, where the first cases were reported. We talk to Shawn Yuan, a freelance journalist in Beijing, about what life is like in China now. Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto, discusses the politics at play around the pandemic. And we hear about China's vaccine diplomacy strategy from Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow of global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank.

And we talk to people featured in Gespe'gewa'gi: The Last Land, a documentary series that gives a glimpse into the importance of fishing and fishing rights to the Mi'kmaq community of Listuguj.