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Meet Nima Elbagir: The Brave Journalist Behind CNN’s Investigation Of Slavery In Libya

Nima Elbagir was born in Sudan in 1978 and moved to London as a senior international correspondent for CNN. Return to the portrait of the one who led the CNN survey on slavery in Libya.


Specialist in difficult investigations

Prior to CNN, Nima started her career at Reuters  by covering Darfur conflicts.  Nima Elbagir is now recognized as a specialist in difficult investigations. Indeed, her work has brought her “to some of the darkest and most difficult places to report in the last 12 months”.

Nima Elbagir: The journalist behind CNN's investigation of slavery in Libya

In 2016, she was honored by the Royal Television Society for a six-month survey of migrants from the Nile Delta to Rome. Added to this is the fact that she brought the proof of life of the girls abducted in 2014 by the Boko Haram sect and interviewed two excisers.

According  to Jury President Stewart Purvis, she is the winner who has driven her the most to question and reflect. Simon Albury, Chair of the Equal Publication Campaign, wondered why CNN had hired him and not an English media outlet!

Committed journalist

A strong point for this woman is that she is black, Muslim, cultured and has many other qualities. Indeed, she told the Observer newspaper: “My color has never hindered me. I have the ability to blend into so many communities. I do not look like the expected image of a CNN correspondent. I do not look like a Sudanese woman. Sometimes I feel that my modern values ​​are confusing. But at the same time we can not pretend that representation makes no difference, “added the journalist. Indeed, Sunni Muslim, she explained that his command of the Arabic language had allowed him to tear statements to  Moroccans chilly and Arabs living in Belgium after the attacks in Paris.

Nima Elbagir: The journalist behind CNN's investigation of slavery in Libya


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