with Zahra Hankir & Sophie McNeill / chaired by Deb Whitmont
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Sophie McNeill is one of Australia’s most celebrated journalists who has reported from Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza. With pathos and power, her new book, We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know, tells the human stories behind the battleground’s headlines. Lebanese- British journalist Zahra Hankir’s Our Women on the Ground is a collection of writings from Arab women reporting on conflicts in their own homelands, an important anthology that provides a new, non-Western lens through which to view familiar wars.
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Zahra Hankir is a Lebanese-British journalist who writes about the intersection of politics, culture and society in the Middle East. Her work has appeared in Vice, BBC News, Al Jazeera English, Bloomberg Businessweek, Roads & Kingdoms, and Literary Hub, among others. She is the editor of Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women reporting on the Arab World.
Sophie McNeill is a Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter for ABC’s Four Corners. A former ABC foreign correspondent based in the Middle East, she's worked across the region, including in countries such as Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Turkey and Gaza. Sophie has twice been awarded Australian Young TV Journalist of the Year and previously worked as a reporter for ABC's Foreign Correspondent and SBS's Dateline program and is a former host of Triple J's news and current affairs program Hack. We Can't Say We Didn't Know is her first book.
Deb Whitmont is an award winning journalist, author and former Middle East correspondent for the ABC. She is a two–time Walkley Award winner for her work with ABCs Four Corners and is a three-time winner of the Human Rights Commission award for TV.