Benjamin Zand

Award winning Broadcaster and Documentary Maker

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Benjamin 'Ben' Zand is an award-winning British-Iranian journalist and filmmaker for the BBC from Liverpool, England. He makes current affairs documentaries for the BBC. He is the head of the BBC's first mobile documentary bureau, BBC Pop Up and presents documentaries on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three. He also works on BBC Panorama, the world's longest-running investigative documentary programme, as its youngest reporter, and has in the past created documentaries for Channel 4's Unreported World.

 In 2016 he was named the RTS young talent of the year, and in 2017 he was shortlisted for the One World media’s “new-voice” awards, as well as being a judge on OWM panels. His earlier documentaries have been viewed millions of
times online, many being presented, produced and edited entirely by himself. Now, he works with larger teams creating controversial and provocative documentaries across the BBC.

His career has always been focused on making unique and provocative documentaries for a youth orientated audience, running teams at the BBC making documentaries viewed by millions of young people - and he regularly gives talks about journalism, storytelling and film making.


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