How can the place you grow up in shape your life? BBC journalist Yalda Hakim was 6 months old when her family decided to leave Afghanistan and emigrate in Australia. After becoming a renowned journalist, she decided to go back to her home country to share with the world the stories of other brave afghan women: their dreams, their fears, their aspirations and their everyday lives projected in a conflict area.
Yalda Hakim was born in Afghanistan and moved to Australia in the late 1980s after her father fled Kabul with his family when Russia invaded. She joined BBC World News in December 2012 as a presenter and correspondent. From a headline-making investigation in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province to her reporting from Libya during the Arab Spring, Yalda has built up a wealth of journalistic experience around the world. Hakim delivered stories from the Middle East, the United States, Africa and Europe.
Yalda Hakim joined BBC World News in December 2012 as a presenter and correspondent. She made her on-screen debut in March 2013 presenting a special three part series of Our World entitled, Iraq: Ten Years On. Hakim was born in Afghanistan and moved to Australia in the late 1980s after her father fled Kabul with his family when Russia invaded. Hakim was also a finalist for the Australian Young Journalist of the Year Award and won the United Nations Media Peace Prize for Best Australian Television News coverage in 2009.
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