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Yalda Hakim

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Born Kabul
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NationalityAustralian
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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...

Yalda Hakim: My return to Afghanistan

Nov 24,2021 7:02 am

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To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser. Media caption, The Bbc 's Yalda Hakim , looks at four key areas of concern in Afghanistan

BBC presenter Yalda Hakim was born in Afghanistan. Her family fled in the 1980s, during the Soviet occupation, but she has regularly reported from the country since. Now she has returned for the First Time since The Taliban seized power 100 Days ago.

I knew that my first return to the country of My Birth since The Taliban swept to power in August would raise many questions for me.

How much has The Nation changed since The Taliban ousted the Western-backed government? Would The Afghan people finally get The Peace they have longed for? What future would there be for women and girls who are already being pushed out of public life by their new rulers?

There was one question however I had not expected to be asking myself. What strength must it take to come to work, day after day, week after week, month after increasingly harrowing month, without getting paid?

But that is exactly what I have found out. From healthcare workers in Kandahar to cleaners at Kabul hospitals, none of Afghanistan's public healthcare staff have been paid since the government fell and foreign aid came to a halt.

Despite Everything , they still turn up for work, caring for an increasingly desperate population as they themselves slip closer to The Brink .

Nasreen works as a cleaner at the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital in the capital, Kabul.

" If we don't come to work, these babies will die, how can we abandon them? " she tells me.

The Ward needs to be as clean as possible to ensure the patients, Most of them weak and severely malnourished, don't get any infections.

Nasreen says she can't afford transport, so she walks to work, a gruelling commute, down the side of one of the many Mountains - trekking back up again after a 12 hour shift.

However dire the plight of the healthcare workers is, the patients they care for are in a far worse position.

The United Nations says almost 23 million Afghans are facing starvation. Ninety-five percent of people don't have enough food.

On the wards that Nasreen keeps clean, you see the youngest victims of The Crisis . Gulnara, three years old, is so weak she can barely keep Her Eyes open. Her Eyes are sunken, her hair is thinning, when she seems to wake up, she cries in pain.

This is what severe malnutrition is doing to The Children of Afghanistan.

The Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen points The Finger of Blame at The International community and tells me The Suffering of The Afghan people has been caused by the actions of The West .

" If they are saying that This Country is heading towards catastrophe, starvation, humanitarian crisis, then it is their responsibility to take action, proper action to prevent all these tragedies. "

" The International community and others countries who are speaking about Human Rights … they should reconsider Taking Steps that lead to a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, " he adds.

Whether or not you accept his analysis as to who is to Blame - Most observers would agree that The Solution to this problem will come from international funding.

Nowhere is this more apparent when It Comes to the economy. When The International aid taps were turned off, the economy collapsed.

" I used to work at The Brick kilns, " One Man tells me while waiting on The Streets for any labour work. " Back Then my salary was 25,000 afghanis ($270) a month. Now I cannot even make 2,000 ($22) a month.

All four of his children are sick At Home and he doesn't have any money for medicine.

" I don't see any future, Poor families don't have a future, " he tells me.



Source of news: bbc.com

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