Tensions in Iran have continued to escalate as the country experiences widespread protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher spoke with Lisa Dafari of the Foreign Desk about how Iranians are standing up against their government, including the country’s soccer team which recently covered their uniforms at World Cup as a way of protest. Other Iranian celebrities have been using their platforms to speak out against an oppressive regime.
Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends.