Mel Frykberg is an international journalist and correspondent who has worked for and reported for various international media outlets, including the UN news agency Irin, McClatchy Newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, Al Jazeera, Inter Press Services (IPS) news agency, the African News Agency (ANA) and SABC TV and Radio as their Mideast-Africa correspondent. She has reported from Lebanon, Libya, South Sudan, Gaza, West Bank, Israel, Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Mel is also regularly interviewed on American public radio and takes part in discussions on the Mideast.