Nina Robinson is an award winning documentary maker and media entrepreneur.   She is a digital and social media expert and has worked for BBC news and current affairs, where she made podcasts and shot, edited and delivered social media strategies for podcast growth.  She is an educator and speaker.  She delivers mobile and multiplatform courses at Masters/PostGrad level and delivers BA undergraduate journalism modules at Birmingham City University, home to the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity where she is also undertaking research on media diversity and inclusion.  She writes for the Representology Journal.  She campaigns for inclusion of journalists from less privileged backgrounds; she is a Punjabi Sikh and attended a comprehensive school in the West Midlands from where she gained a place at Oxford University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Winner of the prestigious Peabody Award for producing the BBC World Service documentary Europe’s Migrant Crisis, she also received a Foreign Press Association prize presenting and producing the documentary, Chicago Dog Fighting.  Nina worked as a broadcaster and senior journalist for the BBC World Service documentaries unit for over ten years and travelled the world as a shoot-edit, producer, presenter and project manager, often in hostile environments.

Nina was also the BBC’s UK Affairs and Global Development Reporter and headed a citizen journalism hub for the News and Current Affairs Division. Prior to joining the World Service, Nina lived in Kingston, Jamaica as a foreign correspondent.  She completed a Masters in Economics in 2018, is Vice Chair of Governors and is now dedicated to Soundtruism, a media production company, which embodies her passion for authenticity with a commitment to celebrate diverse voices whilst producing high quality original audio/visual content.


On BBC Iran Discussion: I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for the Iran programme. Creating such an intimate and spontaneous tone took real skill – both in terms of the technical challenges which you so deftly overcame and in terms of the warmth, expertise and authenticity the presenter brought to her role. It would be great to work with you again.

On BBC Sports Commonwealth Games Documentary:
Huge thanks, Nina, and a pleasure working with you.

- Editor and Commissioner BBC World Service Documentaries

On BBC Afghan Sikhs Documentary: I know you pulled out all the stops to get this done to a tight deadline and you really delivered. You grabbed us from the top and the structure kept our attention. The use of music was well judged and there were some lovely production touches. The voiceovers in particular were so well-done, they made sure the connection between the listener and contributor never got lost in translation.
Thanks to you all. You should feel proud of your work telling this important story.

- Content Editor, BBC World Service Religion & Ethics

Nina was extremely professional and proactive in her approach to creating a social media video for us to promote women's rights in international law.

She wrapped her head around the brief quickly and was really able to understand how to pitch this for maximum impact. We were really pleased with the end result.

Nina made the whole process very simple and stress-free.

- Policy Officer, Women's Resource Centre

I know we try not to make too much of a fuss of awards, but the Peabody Award does not come lightly.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for helping the BBC to win the Public Service Award and for delivering coverage of the European migrant crisis that has got the recognition it surely deserved.

Thank you for setting that standard.

Peabody, called it ‘the gold standard...richly detailed, deeply humane reporting’.

- Directors, BBC News and Current Affairs

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