Rana Rahimpour

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Rana Rahimpour (Persian: رعنا رحیم پور) is a British Iranian journalist who works for the BBC World Service. She is a news presenter and reporter with the BBC Persian TV.[1] She has anchored and covered many major Iranian and international stories for the network, including Iran's nuclear programme,[2] Iran's Presidential elections 2009 and its aftermath both for BBC Persian television and BBC World Service[3] and the Iranian Presidential election of 2013.[4][5]

As a bilingual reporter, Rana Rahimpour covers Iranian politics on multiple BBC platforms, including the flagship news programme Newsnight.[6] Since the beginning of 2018, Rana has appeared on News At Ten.

Personal life[edit]

Rana Rahipour was born on 9 January 1983 in Tehran, Iran. She moved to London in 2008 to work for the BBC Persian TV. She is married and has two children.

Controversies[edit]

In January 2016, despite being British, Rana Rahimpour was banned from travelling to the United States because of her Iranian nationality.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC journalist Rana Rahimpour stopped from flying to US". BBC News. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ Rana Rahimpour (3 April 2015), BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour's take on Iran's nuclear deal with P5+1, retrieved 12 December 2016
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS | Middle East | Examining footage from Iran". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  4. ^ Rana Rahimpour (7 June 2013). "BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour explains Iran's power structure". Retrieved 22 March 2017 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Rana Rahimpour (2013-06-16), BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour ahead of Iran's 2013 elex/ رعنا رحیم پور, retrieved 12 December 2016
  6. ^ FARDAD FARAHZAD (19 June 2013), Rana Rahimpour's take on Hasan Rouhani - BBC Newsnight, retrieved 12 December 2016
  7. ^ Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (19 January 2016). "BBC journalist stopped from flying to US over UK-Iranian nationality". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  8. ^ "BBC journalist stopped from flying to America over 'dual British-Iranian citizenship'". The Independent. 2016-01-20. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  9. ^ "BBC journalist stopped from boarding plane to America over Iranian dual-nationality". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 12 December 2016.