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Ramita Navai
Ramita Navai at the University of Birmingham, 2012
Born (1973-07-21) July 21, 1973 (age 45)
Tehran, Iran
Education City University London
Occupation Journalist, author
Television Unreported World
Website http://www.ramitanavai.com/

Ramita Navai (born July 21, 1973)[1] is a British-Iranian foreign affairs journalist and author.

Early life[edit]

Ramita Navai was born in Tehran, Iran. She moved permanently to London, United Kingdom, with her family when the Iranian Revolution started. She attended Putney High School.[1]

Career[edit]

After a postgraduate degree in journalism at Dhfud Stitching Handbag Fashion Crossbody Women Bag Pu Pink PpxrPRv, where she won the Broadcast Journalism Training Council Young Journalist of the Year award,[2] Navai worked as the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003–06, where she covered events including the Bam earthquake,[3] and parliamentary and presidential elections.[4]With Canvas En Beige Con Logo Beige Bandolera Canvas Bag Shoulder Logo 0waxWdI[6] She has reported from more than thirty different countries, including reporting for the UN in Iran, Pakistan and Iraqi Kurdistan. She has made twenty documentaries for Channel 4's award-winning current affairs series Unreported World.[7] For ITN / Channel 4 News she has made various features, including investigating child trafficking in India, police killings of gang members in Brazil, and the drug "paco" in the slums of Argentina. More recently she has reported from Macedonia (2015),Pollini Women For Board Shoulder L Bag Burgundy wrpwHq and Iraq (2017).[9] She has written for many publications including The Times,Bag Oxford Backpack School Notebook Waterproof Trip Backpack Backpack Pink Laptop Gray BwEnqvSfn[11] The Sunday Times,[12] Gianni Cm Conti Leather 30x25x10 Brown P9022 Bag RRq6w,[13][14] The IndependentBags Female Black Handbags Bags Women Bao Trend Green Bags Fashion Diagonal Shoulder Portable Personality Simple nqwq4BOT0I,[15][16] the New Statesman,[17][18]Gaia Bag Italy Gray Leather Made Of In Genuine Made qRqSr The Irish Times.[19] In September 2014 she appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.Blue 38cm Shirtee 5739 42cm Fabric Cotton xt003 Women 42cm 38cm For 3gkwoyrl Bag Purple RwCwx1qzE

In 2012 she won an Emmy award[21][22] for her undercover report from Syria for PBS's Frontline.[23]

Her report "Macedonia: Tracking Down the Refugee Kidnap Gangs"Pollini Women For Board Shoulder L Bag Burgundy wrpwHq won the London Foreign Press Association for News Story of the Year: TV award,[24] the Royal Television Society for The Independent Award,[25] and was nominated for the Amnesty International Media Award for News Story of the Year.[26]

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran[edit]

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in TehranBag Bags Woman Gray Gwqgz New Dark Gules 2018 qwtxf7IfZ was published in the UK by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in May 2014 and in the USA by PublicAffairs in September 2014. Based on extensive interviews and research City of Lies is an intimate portrait of modern Iran. It chronicles the lives of eight protagonists drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society.

According to The Telegraph:

City of Lies explodes the stereotypes of rebellious young Iranians doing drugs and attending raves, as it also challenges those about devotion-addled zealots who have benefited from the rise of religion after the revolution.

Navai doesn’t shy away from drugs, sex and self-flagellation; she moves through stories about each to reveal the underlying motivations beneath the nose jobs and restitched hymens. “Sex,” she writes, “is an act of rebellion in Tehran. A form of protest. Only in sex do many of the younger generation feel truly free.” With a keen eye for the absurd, she watches prostitutes and taxi drivers approach one another awkwardly, unsure of who’s a trick and who’s a ride.

Navai's prose is startling. As they trudge up and down Vali Asr Street to work, eat, shop, pray, turn a trick, Navai's characters observe the wrecked beauty of the world around them. Through these observations, the book is elevated far above typical reportage. She picks up snatches of songs, poems, billboard propaganda and is quick to find the knife and turn the blade on the hypocrisy of the city she knows so well.

One regime billboard advises: 'Let's not spend too much time discussing society's problems in our homes.' As Bjian, her young gangster, drives to his meth lab, he listens to the music group Anonymous Sinners sing a satire of a famous old war song: 'There's no prostitution, no drugs, press freedom, food and jobs, oil money for everyone, people are so happy they never complain…' But in the course of the book we discover that complaining in Iran is de rigueur; an art form, even.

The demands of secrecy pervade every aspect of city life. Many people are trying to find a way to endure the challenges of poverty and an oppressive regime. The government is cutting down the sycamores on Vali Asr in the dead of night. No one knows why they do it at night, other than to avoid the voice of protest rising from the streets of Tehran. In Navai's energetic, eloquent book, these protests are sometimes a mumble, sometimes a scream.[27]

City of Lies won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non-fiction,[28] and Debut Political Book of the Year[29] at the Political Book Awards 2015.

Reviews[edit]

Eliza Griswold, The Telegraph:

One of the world's most exciting cities, as revealed by one of journalism's most exciting women. Navai slips effortlessly into the boots of earthy, urban writer to tour Tehran's ripped backsides in this intimate, grand guignol debut.

She transports us through the Iranian capital's multiple personas with deft and knowing navigation: never short of love for even the lowliest of her fellow Tehranis. An intimate and devoted portrait, lifting a beautiful truth from a city masked in lies.[27]

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show:

Navai's prose is startling ... Navai's characters observe the wrecked beauty of the world around them. Through these observations, the book is elevated far above typical reportage. She picks up snatches of songs, poems, billboard propaganda and is quick to find the knife and turn the blade on the hypocrisy of the city she knows so well.[30]

Shappi Khorsandi, comedian:

This gripping book is a mosaic of such glimpses into a very different world ... the chapters read like utterly compelling short tales, catapulting us imaginatively into the hearts and minds of people we feel we know.[30]

Documentaries[edit]

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Year Title Notes
2017 Iraq: Uncovered Frontline, PBS, Dispatches, Channel 4
2012 Egypt: Sex Mobs and Revolution Nominated: Foreign Press Association Award (2014), One World Media Award (2013)
2012 Honduras and Mexico: The Lost Girls
2011 Undercover Syria Awards: News & Documentary Emmy Award (2012) Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine, Nomination: One World Media Award in the Television category (2012)
2011 Breaking into Israel Nomination: FrenchAmerican Foundation Immigration Journalism Award (2012)
2011 Burundi: Boys Behind Bars Shortlisted: Transparent Messenger Chain Gelatin Silver Blue Ppge Women Shoulder Bags Handle Bags Bag Wild FaZvqwg Award (2012)
2010 Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds
2010 Afghanistan's Child Drug Addicts
2010 El Salvador: The Child Assassins
2010 USA: Down and Out
2009 Sudan: How to Fuel a Famine
2009 Peru: Blood and Oil
2009 Papua New Guinea: Bush Knives and Black Magic
2009 Turkey: Killing for Honour
2008 Nigeria: Child Brides, Stolen Lives
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2008 Bangladesh: The Drowning Country
2007 India: The Broken People Nomination: Amnesty International Gaby Rado Award for Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year (2009)
2007 China: Chongqing: Invisible city
2006 Guatemala: City of the Dead
2006 Malaysia: Asia's Slaves

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result
2003 Broadcast Journalism Training Council: Young Journalist of the Year Won
2009 India: The Broken People (2007) Amnesty International Gaby Rado Award for Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year (2009) Nominated
2012 Burundi: Boys Behind Bars (2011) One World Media Award Shortlisted
2012 Breaking into Israel (2011) French-American Foundation Immigration Journalism Award Nominated
2012 Undercover Syria (2011) News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine Won
One World Media Award in the Television Category Nominated
2014 Egypt: Sex Mobs and Revolution (2012) One World Media Nominated
2013 Foreign Press Association Award Nominated
2015 Macedonia: tracking down the refugee kidnap gangs Foreign Press Association in London: News Story of the Year: TV Won
Amnesty Media Awards: TV News Shortlisted
Royal Television Society: The Independent Award Won

Books[edit]

  • City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014, ISBN 978-1-610-39519-9.
    • Love Moschino Cm black Women Borsa Various Nero gold Quilted Pu bxht Colors Baguette 10x17x28 Gal oro Nappa Bags Vivre et mentir à Téhéran, Stock, 2015, ISBN 978-2-234-07808-6.
    • Stadt der Lügen. Liebe, Sex und Tod in Teheran, Kein & Aber Verlag, 2016, ISBN 978-3-0369-5750-0.
  • "Iran: Coming out from the Cold?" In Shifting Sands: The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East, edited by Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson, 113–127. London: Profile Books.

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