Friday, November 03, 2006

We all know that Rageh Omaar, formerly of this parish and now of Al Jazeera, is a precocious talent -- but was he honestly a pre-pubescent newshound?

In a press release announcing his new documentary about Iran, the BBC press office says that:

"Omaar's last visit to Tehran, the region's capital, was as a news reporter, filming the incendiary demonstrations and recording the uncompromising statements from officials in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution of 1979."

Rageh was born on 19th July 1967, which means he would have been 12 when the Shah was toppled.

A new world record for the youngest foreign correspondent ever?


Blogger Steve said...

I'd just like to say, all the best people were born on that day!!!!!


7:15 PM  

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