Our Journalists

Breaking a news story takes dedication, sometimes for years. It requires curiosity,
determination and a commitment to delivering the truth to a public who deserve
nothing less. Star journalists are held in the highest regard for their integrity, accuracy and relentless pursuit of news stories that need telling.


Hamida Ghafour

Hamida Ghafour writes on foreign affairs for the Toronto Star. She is author of The Sleeping Buddha: The Story of Afghanistan Through The Eyes of One Family, which was published in five countries and translated into two languages. She has been a reporter in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe and specializes in the impact of conflict in the Islamic world on its civilians. Hamida has a personal interest in how wars shape and affect nations and their people. Her family fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1981. She grew up in Toronto and currently lives in The Netherlands.