Nima Elbagir

Senior International Correspondent, CNN

Going undercover in some of the world’s hottest conflict zones, highlighting the plight of the most vulnerable people

30th April 2020

Nima Elbagir is a senior international correspondent for CNN. Born in Sudan, she moved to the UK with her family as a child and began her journalism career with Reuters, and soon moved into broadcast journalism with Channel 4.  In 2011 she joined CNN, with a focus on the world’s most dangerous regions; highlighting the plight of the most vulnerable, often at great personal risk. She has won clutch of prestigious global awards for her journalism, including 2020 RTS ‘Television Journalist of the Year’ for her “fearless reporting across Africa … documenting rarely seen exploitation and corruption.”  In this in-depth interview, she reflects on some of the stories which have made her name; including being the first to report from Chibok, the Nigerian village from which over 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram; going undercover reporting children for sale in Nigeria – and being offered two for $500; and how her coverage of Yehya Ibrahim – a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy – prompted a government reprieve.

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