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Nima Elbagir

Journalist

Nima Elbagir (Born 1978) is an award-winning international television correspondent. Elbagir joined CNN as a London-based international correspondent. In 2008, she picked up two Foreign Press Association Awards - TV News Story of the Year and Broadcast Journalist of the Year (winner of winners). She had been nominated for other awards including the Amnesty Award for Human Rights Journalism and the One World Broadcast Awards. In 2008, she was shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards. As early as 2006, she was considered to be a rising reporting talent She was educated in Sudan and England. She has a BSc in Philosophy from The London School of Economics. She is fluent in Arabic and English. Elbagir began her journalism career with Reuters in December 2002 reporting for them from Sudan, covering the simmering conflict in the country's Darfur region. She moved into broadcast journalism in 2005 joining the launch of More4 News where her exclusives included exposing rape allegations against the African Union in Darfur, getting the first interview with the Aegis security company whistleblower on the Iraq 'Trophy Videos', interviewing Jacob Zuma  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1978
Profession
Journalist

Education

Institution From To
London School of Economics

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