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Kimiya Shokoohi


Kimiya Shokoohi is a journalist who has reported from four continents. Her work can be found across the BBC and numerous publications.  


Kimiya was first published through a story about British Columbia's connection to the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, printed in the Vancouver Sun in 2008. President Obama would go on to sign the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the nuclear deal or the Iran deal. The process was underway amid Kimiya's studies at the University of Southern California, alma matter to HRH Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran. After graduating from USC, Kimiya helped the Olympic Broadcasting Services launch a multi-platform media studio. While in Canada, Kimiya covered the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games alongside the International Olympic Committee as a young reporter. It led to numerous coverage of the Olympic Games. Later, Kimiya joined the BBC as part of the World 2020 expansion project. From West Africa, she and teams across Africa and Europe reported and produced short documentaries on developing regions. 


Kimiya holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia and Master of Arts degree in Specialized Journalism from the University of Southern California, where she attended on the Annenberg Fellowship. The fellowship is named after publisher and diplomat Walter Hubert Annenberg, appointed by President Richard Nixon as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1974. Kimiya was born in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to Canada in the early 90s. 

 “You are the universe in ecstatic motion."

– Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet

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