Ramita Navai is an award-winning British-Iranian journalist and author. She has reported from over thirty-five 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 was the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 - 2006. She has reported for the United Nations in Pakistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran and has written for many newspapers and magazines.
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 co-produced Iraq Uncovered for PBS Frontline and ISIS and the Battle for Iraq for Channel 4's Dispatches (broadcast in 2017), winning the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the British Journalism Award for Foreign Affairs and the Frontline Club Broadcast Journalism Award.
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).
She is currently working on a documentary for PBS Frontline, Chanel 4's Dispatches and Arte, which will be broadcast in July 2018.