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Mariam Gabaji


Location icon Australia

Print and digital journalist with over seven years of experience in researching, writing, editing and commissioning across a variety of formats and verticals (travel, culture, business, sports etc). Proven record of increasing readership by using analytics and producing compelling stories – from listicles to features. Skilled at working in a start-up environment and bringing editorial projects to completion.

Mariam moved to Sydney in June 2019. Since then, she's been freelance writing while balancing a full-time as a B2B journalist at Key Media.

Prior to this, she was working as a Senior Commissioning Editor in London covering Culture Trip's South & Southeast Asia and the Middle East & Africa sections.

Raised in Pakistan, she did her bachelors in Broadcasting & Journalism from Malaysia before moving back to her home city, Karachi, to start her career in Sports Journalism. She joined The Express Tribune, a national newspaper where she started as a Sub-editor and made her up to Sports Editor.

She is passionate about football, travel, food and culture and spends her time exploring new places, meeting new people and Facetiming with her dog back home.

Culture Trip
Tracing Jerusalem's History With the Razzouk Tattoo Family

"The Old City of Jerusalem is a special place. It's busy, it's noisy. There's a lot of energy," explains Wassim Razzouk. A devout Coptic Christian, he is the owner of one of the oldest tattoo parlours in the world - Razzouk Ink - located on a quiet cobblestone street just inside Jaffa Gate in the Old City.

Culture Trip
An Expert's Guide to the Best Yoga Studios in Karachi

Shabir describes The Yoga Well as an urban oasis that, despite being in the middle of the city, offers students some respite from the hubbub of the outside world. "Since I went to architecture school, it was important for me to build a space that was aesthetically pleasing," Shabir explains.

Buy Local: 12 Go-To Farmers Markets In Sydney

It's a well-known fact: Aussies take pride in eating their local produce. And why shouldn't we? The crisp veggies and ripe fruits among other fresh farm products have so much flavour that the imported stuff just doesn't cut it.

The Best Camping Spots Near Sydney

Sydneysiders love camping at Booderee National Park because it feels like a Caribbean escape, especially when the sun is shining bright or setting low. If we had to pick one of the campsites here, we suggest setting up at Green Patch, which is 500m away from the stunning beach.

Exclusive Feature: Improving wellbeing in schools

Around the world, people have been working hard to achieve greater awareness for mental health problems. The education sector, too, has faced its own set of challenges in this regard. With burned out teachers walking away from the profession and consequently leaving students unhappy, it's become more important than ever to address the need for improving processes within the school system.

Australasian Lawyer
Special Report: Why Australia's rapid shift in regulatory landscape is causing an alarm

Big changes are coming Australia's way following the Financial Services Royal Commission's recent report on misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry. While recommendations from the findings are yet to be implemented, all stakeholders within the insurance law space are preparing for the increase in regulatory oversight.

The Best Swimming Holes Near Sydney

Wild swimming in Sydney doesn't get better than taking a plunge in the natural rock pools located within the Royal National Park. Karloo Pool, the namesake and largest of the lot, is breathtakingly beautiful, with its glistening emerald surface reflecting the leafy backdrop of the surrounding bush.

NZ Lawyer
Special report: Navigating NZ's new financial advice regime

In the lead-up to New Zealand's new financial advice regime, legal experts discuss how the sweeping reforms will drive accountability and impact business...and insurance. From new licensing and insurance laws to the incentives ban, it's imperative you're prepared to adhere to industry best practice and the changing legal requirements...before they kick in in June 2020.

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