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12 May 2021

Episode 2491

60 minutes

As Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga announces his attendance at a major security summit in Singapore, we look at defence alliances in the Indo-Pacific. Plus: why universal basic income leads to success at the ballots, the third part of our series on vaccine hesitancy and why Switzerland’s decision to switch off analogue broadcasting is facing a backlash.

12 May 2021

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Vaccine hesitancy and the politics of trust in Hong Kong

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This week we’re looking at the sociological phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy. Today, we study the unique factors that underpin this in Hong Kong in a report by Karina Tsui, who has spent the past few weeks better understanding why residents are thinking twice about getting vaccinated.

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Why Switzerland wants to switch off FM

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The Federal Government in Switzerland has decided to switch off FM broadcasting and only allow digital audio broadcasting from next year. This move is virulently opposed by our guest, Roger Schawinski, a media pioneer and CEO of the Swiss station Radio 1, who has started a campaign to stop the switch off.

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