Yaara Bou Melhem
Yaara Bou Melhem is a multi-award winning broadcast journalist who has worked in the remotest corners of Australia and around the world.
In 2011, she was named Young Australian Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation for her reports for SBS’s Dateline program from Syria, one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on young journalists working from Australia. She also took out the International Journalism category at the prestigious Walkley awards that same year for her series ‘Struggle for Freedom’ on the Arab uprisings.
Yaara’s first short documentary saw her awarded the Young Australian Television Journalist of the Year in 2009. She was nominated again for the award in 2010 for her stories on asbestos contamination in an Aboriginal community.
She won the 2011 UN Australia Media Peace Award for Best TV Current Affairs and has previously been a four-time finalist for her TV reporting from the Middle East.
After working across News and Current Affairs in SBS in TV, Radio and Online, Yaara spent 2010 in Beirut and now reports for Australian and International networks around the world.
Yaara holds a double degree in Journalism and Law.
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