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Yalda Hakim

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Born Kabul
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NationalityAustralian
Movies/Shows Impact
Employers BBC
Special Broadcasting Service
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Education Macquarie University
Macleay College
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Yalda Hakim Life story


Yalda Hakim is an Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker. Hakim predominantly presents on BBC World News, but her documentaries and reports can also be seen on the BBC News Channel and on BBC Two's Newsnight.

Yalda Hakim (born 26 June 1983) is an Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker. After her family left Afghanistan and settled in Australia in 1986, she grew up in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta and went on to study journalism. She started her career at SBS Television, moving to the BBC TV in 2012. Hakim predominantly presents on BBC World News.

Early life and education


Hakim was born on 26 June 1983 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her family fled the country during the Soviet–Afghan War when she was six months old. The family travelled on horseback overland to Pakistan with the help of people smugglers. After two years in Pakistan, the family settled in Australia as migrants in 1986, when she was three years old.Hakim attended Macarthur Girls High School in Parramatta, Sydney, where she played the violin and became a sports captain and prefect. She also attended Parramatta West Public School.Hakim went on to study for a Bachelor of Arts in Media from 2002 to 2004 at Macquarie University, where she was also a board member of the Macquarie University Union.In 2005, Hakim received a Diploma in Journalism at Macleay College, Sydney. She then went on to study a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism via distance education at Monash University from 2007 to 2009, in addition to a cadetship at the Special Broadcasting Service.Besides English, Hakim is fluent in Persian, Dari, Hindi, Urdu, and Pashto, and as of 2022 was learning Mandarin.

Career


SBS and Dateline


Hakim returned to Kabul for her first Dateline report in 2008, and from then reported from across the world for Dateline and SBS World News Australia.

She was awarded the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for best Australian Television News Coverage in 2009, and has also been a finalist for the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award.Beginning in 2011, Hakim co-hosted Dateline with fellow video journalist Mark Davis, the two taking it in turns to present the programme in approximately six-week blocks, while the other was away on assignment.

BBC News


In December 2012, it was announced that Hakim would join the BBC. Hakim had been in talks with BBC executives since April 2012, after being approached at a broadcasting conference in Brisbane. Subsequent meetings took place in New York, Dubai, and Afghanistan. She first appeared on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel in March 2013.In October 2013, she interviewed Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, for Newsnight.Since March 2014, she has made several appearances as the presenter on Impact, ultimately becoming the programme's main presenter later that year.Her documentaries and reports can also be seen on the BBC News Channel and on BBC Two's Newsnight.On 8 September 2022, Hakim tweeted that Elizabeth II had died 3 hours and 23 minutes (3 minutes before the official time of death at 15:10) in advance of the formal announcement of her death; she later withdrew the tweet.

Yalda Hakim Foundation


The Yalda Hakim Foundation (YHF) was established in 2018 to support the education of exceptionally talented young women from Afghanistan, through scholarships, internships, and mentoring. In 2019 it offered a full four-year scholarship program at the American University of Afghanistan.

In 2021 the Yalda Hakim Foundation partnered with Oriel College at Oxford University to provide a scholarship for a young Afghan woman, offering a fully-funded one-year masters degree course.

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BBC Profile

Taliban schools U-turn 'a devastating day' for Afghan girls - Malala Yousafzai

Taliban schools U-turn 'a devastating day' for Afghan girls - Malala Yousafzai
Mar 23,2022 8:32 pm

... Speaking to BBC World News Yalda Hakim, Ms Yousafzai said the Taliban is envisioning an Afghanistan where we do not have educated women...

Afghanistan girls' tears over chaotic Taliban schools U-turn

Afghanistan girls' tears over chaotic Taliban schools U-turn
Mar 23,2022 4:58 pm

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Ukraine: Invasion fears are hype and hysteria - Russian diplomat

Ukraine: Invasion fears are hype and hysteria - Russian diplomat
Feb 17,2022 12:33 pm

... Dmitry Polyanskiy told the BBC s Yalda Hakim that if Russia was not attacked or provoked, it would not initiate a war...

Life under the Taliban: Yalda Hakim's journey back to Afghanistan

Life under the Taliban: Yalda Hakim's journey back to Afghanistan
Jan 28,2022 7:03 pm

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Afghanistan: Donors to release frozen funds for food and health aid

Afghanistan: Donors to release frozen funds for food and health aid
Dec 11,2021 5:02 am

... Media caption, The BBC s Yalda Hakim looks at four key areas of concern in Afghanistan...

Afghanistan: Taliban warned against targeting former security forces

Afghanistan: Taliban warned against targeting former security forces
Dec 5,2021 6:20 am

... Media caption, BBC reporter, Yalda Hakim, looks at four key areas of concern in Afghanistan,...

Afghanistan: Macron reveals plans for joint European mission

Afghanistan: Macron reveals plans for joint European mission
Dec 4,2021 5:43 pm

... Media caption, BBC reporter, Yalda Hakim, looks at four key areas of concern in Afghanistan,...

Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai says the Taliban are his brothers

Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai says the Taliban are his brothers
Dec 2,2021 3:13 pm

... Speaking to the BBC s Yalda Hakim, Mr Karzai was pressed on when girls and women would be able to go back into education and work...

Afghanistan: Macron reveals plans for joint European mission

Nov 24,2021 7:02 am

Several European Countries are considering opening a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.

A Number of issues had to be Resolved - particularly Security - for ambassadors to return, Mr Macron said, but he hoped a mission would open soon.

This would not amount to a political recognition of The Taliban , He Said .

Western ambassadors pulled out of Afghanistan after The Taliban retook power in August.

Several Taliban ministers are subject to US and UN sanctions.

" We Are thinking of an organisation between several European Countries . . a common location for several Europeans, which would allow our ambassadors to be present, " Mr Macron told reporters in Qatar.

" This is a different approach than a political recognition or political dialogue with The Taliban , " he added.

France also announced on Friday that Qatar had helped evacuate More Than 300 people, mostly Afghans, out of the country.

Around half of the 124,000 people flown out of Afghanistan in The Final days of the US-led military involvement in Afghanistan transited through Qatar, which has also long hosted a Taliban political office.

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