Ramita Navai is an award-winning British-Iranian journalist and author. She has reported from over thirty-five different countries and has a reputation for investigations and work in hostile environments.
As well as making twenty documentaries for Channel 4's Unreported World, she has reported for the United Nations in Pakistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran and was the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 - 2006. In 2012 she won an Emmy award for her Frontline PBS documentary Syria Undercover. Her news feature for Channel 4 News - Tracking down the Refugee Kidnap Gangs - won a 2016 Royal Television Society Journalism Award and won the Foreign Press Association News Story of the Year Award. Her most recent documentary is on Iraq and will be broadcast in March 2017 on Frontline PBS and Channel 4's Dispatches.
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 is also a contributing author to Shifting Sands: The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East (published in the UK and US).