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Mariam Gabaji

Journalist

Location icon Australia

Highly professional print and digital journalist with over seven years of experience in researching, writing, editing and commissioning across a variety of formats. 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 by collaborating with production and administrative departments.

Before moving to Sydney in June 2019, 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 travel, food and culture and spends her time exploring new places.

Portfolio
Culture Trip
03/28/2019
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
This Is What Happened in India in 2017

Why were Indian women wearing cow masks in protest this year? How are the country’s acid victims rebuilding their lives? Join Culture Trip, as we take a look back at some of the socially relevant and first-of-its-kind events from India that made headlines in 2017.

FUCHSIA
01/10/2018
Is the Keto Diet Right For You?

Keto diet (Ketogenic diet): This new 'fad' has become a way of life for many - either as a weight loss strategy or to support health-related goals. With all the back and forth between critics and supporters of this dietary regimen, how can you safely decide whether it's the right choice for you?

The Express Tribune
02/01/2016
Tennis no longer has a big four, just a big one | The Express Tribune

"It's hard to say what the future brings, but I'm going to stay here as long as possible," said Novak Djokovic before the Australian Open final. The world number one may have seemed modest when he made that statement but there's little to suggest things are going to change anytime soon.

The Express Tribune
03/26/2016
Dreaming of a place called home | The Express Tribune

LONDON: It is difficult to obliterate the memory of Kashmiri Pandits who fell victim to genocide. Although their blood has dried, their screams, cries and lost laughter continue to resonate in the hearts and minds of those who lived to tell their story.

The Express Tribune
11/22/2015
Battle of the bulge | The Express Tribune

It may be easier to follow the crowd than lead sometimes but the science and methodology behind different fitness approaches is key to attaining the optimum means for a healthy lifestyle. This is probably why fitness boot camps are often seen as a one-stop solution to shedding those extra pounds, with many forgetting the key ingredient: sustainability.

The Express Tribune
11/24/2014
On European nights: The 71-goal man vs the 70-goal man | The Express Tribune

Michael Laudrup once said, "I think they need each other. If one scores a hat-trick, the other tries to beat that." Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, blissfully ignorant of other mere mortals, have made the football pitch their battleground to settle their personal duel, mesmerising the world.

The Express Tribune
05/01/2013
TV Chat: Da Vinci's Demons - Our 21st century Renaissance Man | The Express Tribune

Meet Leonardo da Vinci, a sword-fighting superhero destined to invent fantastic machines and maybe even change the course of history. The Starz pilot episode of Da Vinci's Demons promises a sweeping and ambitious untold look at the Renaissance Man whose artistic opium-driven mind is always a step or two ahead of everyone else's.

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