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2021 Lowy Institute
Media Lecture

Yalda Hakim

The 2021 Lowy Institute Media Lecture is presented by Australian journalist Yalda Hakim.

Yalda Hakim is an international correspondent, broadcaster, presenter and documentary maker. She grew up in Australia, where her family had sought refuge after fleeing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Currently host of BBC World News’ Impact with Yalda Hakim, she started her journalistic career at SBS News in Sydney as a cadet, rising to become a reporter and presenter on its international affairs program Dateline.

As well as pursuing a career in international journalism, which has seen her report on events from the United States to South Sudan, she has established a
charitable foundation that supports women in Afghanistan to access education and university studies.

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Coming up
Wednesday 20th

Finalists announced

Shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Lowy Institute Media Award will be announced on Wednesday 20 October.
The award recognises excellence by Australian journalists and media outlets in their coverage of international affairs.