Faranak Amidi

London

I like to think i'm a 'Go getter'. I've been working since i was 19. Have worked in a few different fields; Human Rights, Translation, Teaching and at one point Ice cream making!! But i found my true passion 7 years ago; BROADCASTING. I started in Iran and it took me all the way to London and to the BBC. I have done field reporting, Live presenting and producing. I have interviewed Iranian politicians such as Karoubi, Ali Larijani, Saeed Jalili, Nadjar (defense minister) and more, i have traveled to the south of Iran and filed reports on the petrochemical industy there, I also have been to the Kurdish regions of Iran writing/Presenting a 160 minute documentary about the region. I have also been to Syria with an Iranian delegation covering talks between the two countries, I was the only woman in the delegation a challenging role but yet interesting and exciting! I have interviewed human rights activists such as Nassrin Sotoudeh and Parvin Ardalan in Iran as well. When i got to London and started at the BBC i helped launch the BBC Persian's business news bulletin and weekly business program, i eventually started presenting the program; it was a great challenge for me as business was never a field i had covered, i learned a lot and moved on. I then became a producer on a weekly music program; what i still do. It's fantastic as i love music and i consider myslef lucky to be doing what i am doing. I arrange for artists to giev us live performances and interviews, i look for talents and upcoming artists, also i go after the big fish. I have interviewed artists such as Damon Albarn, Dubfire, Nima Gorji, Ana Moura and many Iranian artists. I look forward to see what life throws my way and i will try to make the best out of it!