Lama joined the Global Toronto news team in April 2009 as general assignment reporter.
Born and raised in Kuwait, Lama and her family moved to Toronto in 1990 where she earned an honours bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from Humber College.
From 2006 to 2009, Lama worked as a video journalist for ‘A’ News in Windsor and London. Prior to that, Lama spent several years reporting for CTV in Sudbury and was an anchor/video journalist at CTV in Regina.
For Lama, being a journalist is a wonderful opportunity to constantly learn new things and a chance to share with others the stories of an increasingly diverse local community.
Using a translator, 16×9 spoke to Roma families in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale where it’s said more Hungarian Roma live than any other place outside of Hungary. Last year alone, over 4,400 Hungarians, most of whom were Roma, claimed refugee status in Canada. Of those, 92 percent were either withdrawn, abandoned or rejected. Continue reading →
This week, police arrested two men accused of conspiring to carry out an “Al-Qaeda supported” attack targeting a Via passenger train. Al-Qaeda and its affiliates are said to be drawing young, educated foreign fighters to its cause, and one group in Somalia has been particularly successful at recruiting Canadians. Continue reading →
“I was in the middle of being raped, I don’t know who had me before, what they done before.”Layla Thomas Double rape victim speaks out about the stigma of sexual assault →
Richard Fadden says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is aware of dozens of Canadians – many in their early 20s who have traveled, or who have attempted to travel, overseas to engage in terrorism related activities. Continue reading →
Canada’s top spy says dozens of Canadians are believed to be involved in terrorism overseas. This week, three Canadians were named in an Al-Qaeda-related terrorist attack in Algeria. 16×9 spoke to a Toronto resident who says he fought alongside Al-Shabaab, one of Al-Qaeda’s affiliates in Somalia, and says he knows who they want to recruit to fight a Jihad. Continue reading →