Tira has been a freelance journalist forever.
Her television news, documentary & radio work includes extensive work for UK and international broadcasters including the BBC, CBC, Al Jazeera and U.S. networks.
Tira’s print work has appeared in many UK newspapers & magazines as well as online platforms. She has delivered media training on four continents in broadcast and social media platforms. Working in Africa and the Middle East is a speciality – and is often more straightforward than negotiating and chasing payments from clients.
Searching for freelance contracts also led Tira to write a comedy/drama based on the situations encountered in her journalistic career (Taking the Flak, BBC2). She continues to write scripts and chase contracts worldwide.
Tira is a co-founder & Trustee of The Rory Peck Trust, which supports freelance newsgatherers worldwide. Her book on post-revolutionary Iran ‘Lifting the Veil’ was published in 1995.