Daisy Gegeon Mir

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December 28, 2009
Daizy was born born in Kousba, Lebanon and migrated here at the age of 5 with her parents. She completed a Bachelor of History and Political Science degree at the University of NSW. Her journalistic career began with the News Limited group in 1984 when she was awarded a cadetship. Daizy moved from sports writing to foreign affairs after a trip to Lebanon and also moved to London (1990) to work for the ITN Television network on their morning program, writing and covering news stories relating to the Middle East. In 1992 Daizy returned to Australia to accept a position with the prestigious Australian Newspaper as Deputy Foreign Affairs Editor. In 1993 She produced for the Australian News Paper a 6-page colour report on Lebanon covering all aspects of the nations current state. That must have taken a lot of work, please remember that in 1993 there wasn’t a lot of colour printing in the normal daily press, nor was there 6 page spreads afforded to small nations one can imagine the work she had to put into it. Between 1993 and 1996 Daizy and a friend, now her husband, embarked on a very ambitious assignment, a one-hour documentary on Lebanon. The result was called Lebanon….Imprisoned Splendour, the great actor Omar Sharif who is Lebanese narrated the film.. The film also won four international awards and also received an Oscar nomination at the 1998 Academy awards. Happily Married to Leo Mir and mother of Teriza, Paris and Patrick, Daizy is now taking time off to concentrate on her young family.

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