Rabia Siddique: Media | TV | Radio | Online



Rabia’s story has appeared in various print media in Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, India and the United States.

In Australia Rabia’s story has been featured in the Good Weekend Magazine, The Melbourne Age, The Canberra Times, The Adelaide Advertiser, The West Australian, The Sunday Times, and in Scoop, GLOSS and New Idea magazines.

She has been interviewed on ABC’s ‘One Plus One’ programme, Channel 7’s ‘Today Tonight’ programme and appeared as a panelist on ABC’s ‘Q and A’.

She has also been interviewed by Richard Fidler in his ‘Conversations with Fidler’ programme, on ABC Radio National’s Drive programme, ABC’s Classic FM with Margaret Throsby and local ABC and commercial radio around the country, and also on New Zealand radio.

Rabia was invited to take part in the 2014 Perth Writers’ Festival, where she was interviewed by Anne Summers and Geraldine Mellet, and has also featured in the 2014 Byron Bay and Geelong Writers’ Festivals.

Rabia also provides expert media commentary on issues relating to counter terrorism, equality and diversity, women in leadership, women in the military, human rights, international law and hostage crises.

A UK/Australian feature film about Rabia’s story is currently being developed. Watch this space for further details about this exciting project.


The extraordinary courage of humanitarian lawyer Rabia Siddique

Last week, IT service management company Gartner hosted a HR-centric conference titled 'Reimagining HR' in Sydney. Now, let me be blunt, to my mind, HR can seem a tad bland. The final speaker at the end of the program was Rabia Siddique, international humanitarian lawyer and author.

The Drum Wednesday 8 May 2019

Host: Kathryn Robinson Panel: Geraldine Doogue, Sam Mostyn, Adrian Piccoli, Tony Wright and Rabia Siddique The panel discusses Bill Shorten's response to The Daily Telegraph's article, saying they used his mum's life as a political attack, election battlegrounds in WA, the final leaders debate and increasing support for euthanasia

The Drum Tuesday March 19

Host: Ellen Fanning Panel: Helen Coonan, James Arvanitakis, Peter Lewis, Rabia Siddique, Elaine Pearson and Annika Smethurst The panel discusses the politics of race in the wake of Christchurch, censorship issues with the footage of the mass-shooting and a petition to remove Fraser Anning from office

Today Tonight (Perth)

Monika Kos presents the latest news and current social issues.

The Drum Wednesday October 24

Host: Julia Baird Panel: Katrina Hodgkinson, David Hetherington, Rabia Siddique and Peter Martin Guest: David Elliott The panel discusses coal and energy policy, Australian housing prices continue to fall and the role of ex-Prime Ministers.

Standing ovation at inspirational Legacy lunch in Wollongong

An inspirational and powerful address drew a standing ovation for Rabia Siddique at the annual Legacy Business & Community Lunch in Wollongong on Friday. Everyone stood to their feet in respect of Ms Siddique's presentation where she was not afraid to talk about the good and bad things that have happened in her life because it might help others.

Rabia Siddique shares journey from soldier to survivor for International Women's Day

HUMAN rights lawyer Rabia Siddique describes the triumphant Hollywood-movie-style moment she helped rescue two kidnapped Special Forces soldiers in Iraq as "just about the time the credits would roll". "Instead, it ended up heralding what would unexpectedly be one of the biggest battles of my life," Ms Siddique said.

Rabia Siddique, UWA Graduation speech

Rabia Siddique, UWA Graduation speech

Uploaded by The University of Western Australia on 2018-03-14.

Opening Session, ICMA Annual Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX

Opening Session, ICMA Annual Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX

Opening Session, ICMA Annual Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX


Rabia Siddique | The Guardian

Rabia Siddique is an international humanitarian, professional speaker and author. She is a former criminal and human rights lawyer, terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, retired British Army officer and hostage survivor.

The Drum Wednesday June 26

Host: Kathryn Robinson Panel: James Arvanitakis, Simon Cowan, Rabia Siddique, Annika Smethurst and Katharine Murphy Guests: Adam Shand and Bob Carr The panel discusses media bosses call for legislative protections for journalists and whistleblowers, Australia set to lose out in US-China trade deal, Victorian schools' phone ban, and gangland killer granted right to appeal his conviction

The Drum Monday March 18

Host: Ellen Fanning Panel: Sara Saleh, Lydia Shelly, Hanan Dover, Randa Abdel-Fattah and Diana Sayed In a special episode of The Drum a panel of all Muslim women discuss the social, cultural and political influences leading up to the Christchurch terror attack

An Open Letter To New Zealand After The Christchurch Massacre

Dear Aotearoa, When I heard the news of the devastating terror attacks on two Mosques during Friday prayers in your beautiful Christchurch, I went cold. I was in shock for the lives that would obviously have been lost and for those who are scarred for life.

The Drum Thursday January 17

Host: Adam Spencer Panel: Toby Ralph, Jenna Price and Rabia Siddique Guest: Dr Martin Williams The panel discusses dying patients being treated with 'magic mushrooms' to reduce anxiety about death and the Great Barrier Reef grant didn't comply with transparency rules.

The Drum Friday March 9

Host: Julia Baird Panel: Gray Connolly, Norman Swan, and Rabia Siddique Interview with: John Barron and Andrew Leigh The panel discusses Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un agreeing to meet, the ethics of randomised trials, and whether we need to improve food labelling.

Soldier and hostage survivor to lead celebration of women and resilience

Rabia Siddique, a Soldier, Human Rights Lawyer, mother of triplets, and hostage survivor, will headline Newcastle's International Women's Day Business Breakfast. Co-founder of the Equal Futures Project, Kirsten Molloy said the event unites the business community in raising awareness and support for gender equity, while raising funds fora local women's charity.

Building Resilience in Business with Rabia Siddique

Building Resilience in Business with Rabia Siddique

Building Resilience in Business with Rabia Siddique

Siddique Challenges Leaders to Become Agents of Change at Conference Kickoff

ICMA, which was formed in 1914, is the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout the world. With over 10,000 members, the organization advances professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.

The Drum Wednesday 1 March

Rabia Siddique is concerned over the potential conflicts with Josh Frydenberg holding both the Energy & Environment portfolios.


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