Mother Tongue

Sirine Demachkie

Sirine Demachkie  is the host of the award-winning podcast for kids, Mother Tongue.  

Bilingual presenter and writer, Sirine Demachkie,is fluent in Arabic and English and is the voice behind Mother Tongue, the Kinderling podcast that celebrates Australia’s many languages and cultures. Sirine is an on-air presenter at ABC Radio Sydney and has worked locally and internationally for 10 years across a diverse array of genres including;, ABC Kids, Channel 10, and Football NSW. Sirine is on the Executive Committee for Media Diversity Australia, a nationwide not-for-profit organisation working to make our news media more reflective of all Australians. She has also self-published two bilingual children’s books in both English and Arabic, inspired by her young, curly-haired, pocket-rocket daughter.