I’m a journalist currently based in Sydney, Australia with SBS World News. I have worked in Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia across a range of local and international publications and networks.

I have a focus on reporting domestic and international politics, human rights, migration and refugee issues, religion, culture and the environment.

I started journalism interning at Malaysian online news organisation Malaysiakini in 2013, before returning to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

I’ve have contributed for news organisations such as Reuters,  Al Jazeera, ABC 730,  Crikey, The Diplomat and VICE.  As well as other publications such as Griffith ReviewABC Religion and Ethics, Kill Your DarlingsOverland & Archer.

I have produced radio packages on a freelance basis for  ABC Radio National, BBC World ServiceFree Speech Radio Network and Asia Calling. I was previously the politics and arts Editor of Asian Australian magazine Peril.

I tweet @jarniblakkarly and can be contacted by email at jarniblakkarly@gmail.com (Wicker connected to same email address).

Awards and Programs

– Walkley Foundation Young Journalist of the Year – Winner Student category – 2016

– Journalism Education and & Research Association of Australia – 2015 Ossie Awards – Best Audio story (over 2 minutes)

– United Nations/Thomson Reuters Foundation, Reporting on Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate training program – 2015.

– Asia Calling correspondents training, Jakarta – Creative Radio and Multimedia Reporting – 2015.