Copyright: Graeme Robertson / Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is an award-winning British-Iranian journalist, documentary producer and author. She has reported from over forty countries and has a reputation for investigations and work in hostile environments. 

She was the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 - 2006. She has reported for the United Nations in Pakistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran, as well as writing for many newspapers and magazines.

From 2006 - 20012 she was a reporter on Channel 4's Unreported World, making twenty documentaries.

In 2012 she won an Emmy award for her PBS Frontline documentary Syria Undercover.

She has made several news features for Channel 4 News including Tracking down the Refugee Kidnap Gangs which won a Royal Television Society Journalism Award and the Foreign Press Association News Story of the Year Award.

She reported and produced Iraq Uncovered for PBS Frontline, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was nominated for two Emmy awards (Outstanding Investigation and Outstanding Research). The Channel 4 Dispatches version - ISIS and the Battle for Iraq - won the British Journalism Award for Foreign Affairs and the Frontline Club Broadcast Journalism Award.

She reported and produced The U.N. Sex Abuse Scandal for PBS Frontline, Channel 4's Dispatches and ARTE, which was broadcast in July 2018. 

Her first book City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran won the Debut Political Book of the Year at the 2015 Political Book Awards, and was awarded the Royal Society of Literature's Jerwood Prize for non-fiction. It has been translated into five languages. She appeared as a guest on The Daily Show with John Stewart to talk about City of Lies and Iran. She is also a contributing author to Shifting Sands: The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East (published in the UK and US).

She is regularly interviewed about her work in newspapers, magazines and TV, both in the US, the UK and in Europe. This includes being a guest on Jon Stewarts’s The Daily Show, Morning Joe, Sky News, BBC News, BBC Radio 4’s The Today programme, Channel 4 among others.