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Imran Garda

Imran Garda
Born (1982-08-07) 7 August 1982 (ageĀ 31)
Kagiso, South Africa
Occupation Journalist

Imran Garda (7 August 1982, Kagiso, South Africa) is a former presenter, working for the 24-hour news network's English division, Al Jazeera English,[1] headquartered in the Middle East. He also hosted Al Jazeera English's programme The Stream. On 7 June 2012, Al Jazeera English announced that Imran would be returning to South Africa.[2] His media career began as a sports presenter/reporter for Supersport in South Africa in 2002. While there he was published as a freelance writer on humanitarian, political and religious issues - which included a series on Bosnia-Herzegovina ten years after the Balkan Wars ended.[3]

Imran joined Al Jazeera in 2006 and anchored the news and Inside Story from Doha, Kuala Lumpur and Washington DC. He also hosted the award-winning (RTS) The Stream until he left the network in 2012. He reported from the US, Sudan, Turkey, Egypt, Namibia, Bahrain, Lesotho, India, South Africa and the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Garda hosted 13-part series on the aftermath of the War in Gaza - "Focus on Gaza" and presented the long-form documentaries "The Father of the Turks", "A Voyage of Life and Death" and "India's Silent War". He also contributes feature articles and blogposts to http://www.aljazeera.com/.

Among the personalities he has interviewed: Former US Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill, Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman, Former US Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration, Former UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide, Former Irish President Mary Robinson, Former IAEA Chief Hans Blix, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Tibetan PM in exile Lobsang Sangay, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, ICC Chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Former UN Humanitarian Chief John Holmes, Bosnian President Haris Silajdzic and philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

He has interviewed spokespersons and ministers from the governments of http://www.advertisingweek.com/.

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