Tahmina Ansari

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Tahmina Ansari is an award-winning multi-platform journalist who came to Australia with her family as refugees from Afghanistan in the early 90s. In 2014, she was awarded the ABC Sydney cadetship and has since worked in Sydney and western NSW newsrooms as a news presenter, reporter and video journalist. Tahmina made history in 2013 by being the first veiled reporter on national television with a story of how two century-old Turkish daggers from the WWI Gallipoli battle were used to teach history to school students.

Her stories have featured on flagship programs such as Landline, AM and PM. She has also presented the flagship TV current affairs program Australian Story, In 2014 she was a finalist in the NSW Kennedy Awards and in 2015 a finalist for camerawork in the Young Walkley Awards. In 2015, she won the NSW Young Journalist of the Year at the Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards.

In 2014, she presented a TEDx talk titled ‘Redefining the Ordinary to the Extraordinary’. She is passionate about telling people’s stories both domestically and overseas. Tahmina has always been an advocate of human rights and social justice. She loves to engage with people from different cultural backgrounds and that is a defining hallmark of her work.

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