Covering Iran for Bloomberg. Ex-BBC and Reuters. Priors: London, Kabul & Ankara. Opinions mine. Southpaw. Londoner.

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Farsi-speaking British-Iranian journalist of several years experience in TV news and in wire reporting. Focused on Iran, Middle East regional politics, the Gulf, Afghanistan, Arab Spring.

Former correspondent at Reuters with field experience in Afghanistan, covering war, women's rights, regional ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Paid: Freelance writer on Iran for the 'Middle East' magazine. Unpaid: Intern at BBC World Service radio.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. As a six-year-old child.

How is social media changing news?

At high speed, for the better.