Tira has more than 30 years experience as an award winning television producer and journalism trainer producing news & documentaries in 50 countries across four continents for BBC News, Frontline Television News, Christian Science TV, CBC News, NBC and ABC News.
Tira’s work includes extensive journalism work in Africa, the Middle East and Europe as well as conflict coverage in the Balkans, Somalia, the Iraq-Iran War, the 1991 and 2003 Iraq Wars. She also writes comedy including the seven part serires ’Taking the Flak’ for BBC Two filmed in Tanzania and sold worldwide.
Tira has designed and delivered journalism training in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Nigeria, the Middle East and throughout the UK and Europe for BBC News, BBC Media Action, Al Jazeera, Aga Khan Graduate School of Media & Communication (Nairobi), Thomson Foundation, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the Baltic Media Centre among others.
Tira is also a Trustee & Co-Founder of The Rory Peck Trust for Freelance Newsgatherers www.rorypecktrust.org
Patron of Save the Rhino since 2003 Trustee of Selous Rhino Trust 2007-2010