Sarah Malik is a Walkley award winning Australian investigative journalist, writer and commentator. She currently works as the Deputy Editor of SBS Life. Her work focuses on asylum, surveillance, feminism and race – most notably themes around migration, diaspora, identity and belonging.
Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, ABC’s The Drum, The Saturday Paper and The Guardian. She has also presented and produced programs for ABC Radio National.
In 2018, Sarah was part of a team awarded three Walkley awards for an ABC investigative series on domestic violence and faith communities. Her contribution involved researching and reporting a special feature on the challenges Muslim women in Australia experience accessing religious divorce in community. The series won a Gold Walkley, Best Journalism Campaign and Best Series in the Our Watch Walkley Foundation Media awards. The Our Watch awards highlight stories shining a light on women’s rights and domestic violence issues in Australia
The stories were recognised as a finalist for journalism excellence in the 2015 Migration and Settlement awards, nominated in the media category for the 2015 Australian Human Rights Commission awards and won highly commended at the 2015 UN Media peace prize awards.
Sarah graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney, with degrees in Law and Journalism. She has previously worked as a journalist for the Australian Associated Press and as a journalism lecturer and teacher at Monash and Sydney University.
She likes watching Bollywood films, drinking chai (not chai lattes or ‘chai tea’) and swimming in the sea.