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Annette Young

France 24

Journalist

Biography

Annette Young is a senior journalist and news presenter for France 24 Television. Originally from Australia, Annette has reported from parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She also is the creator and host of The 51 Percent, an award-winning program about the women reshaping our world which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In an extensive career, she has worked for the Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and SBS Television Australia as a reporter, producer and in newsroom management. While based in the Middle East, she became a Jerusalem correspondent for France 24. In 2015, she was named by UN Women as one of the 20 inspirational global voices on women in the media and was awarded the gold medal in broadcast journalism for the Ricardo Ortega prize in 2018. In 2023, Annette was selected as a 'Game Changer' and a social impact finalist in the Global Australian Awards in recognition of her contribution to the field of gender journalism.
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