Nasim Asl - Journalist

BBC Journalism Trainee, 2017/18. Runner-up, RTS Scotland Young Journalist of the Year 2018. NUJ George Viner Memorial Scholar. 


Currently: BBC Scotland, Question Time. 

Former: The Andrew Marr Show, The Times, Sky News


BJTC certified. I hold an MA in Television Journalism from City, University of London. 

Runner up, RTS Scotland Young Journalist of the Year 2018

Scottish women on International Women's Day

Today marks International Women's Day, an annual celebration of women's achievement socially, economically, politically and culturally. The first International Women's Day was honoured in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark on 19 March 1911. One hundred and seven years on, the day is marked in hundreds of countries. Here are the stories of eight young and successful women from across Scotland. "I play netball for UWS Sirens and the Scotland Thistles, Scotland's national team. I'm going

HIV positive man unable to become pilot

Campaigners are calling for a change in regulations after a Glasgow man was unable to become a commercial airline pilot because he is HIV positive. The man, who wants to remain anonymous, had been offered a place on an airline's training programme. But the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) refused him the medical certificate needed to gain a commercial licence. The CAA said European regulations prevented it granting the certificate to someone who was HIV positive. The European Aviation Safety A

The wrestler getting 'hit like the boys'

Viper has been a professional wrestler for a decade but the past year has seen her career take off with an appearance in a WWE tournament. She has also lived and worked in Japan and appeared on a UK television wrestling revival show, sporting a Saltire singlet. The 26-year-old wrestler, whose real name is Kimberly Benson, says she first discovered the sport when she stumbled on a wrestling programme on TV when she was nine. "I went past something that was, for a split second, flashing lights

Harry Potter translated into Scots

The first book in the Harry Potter series has had a Scottish treatment and has been translated into Scots. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication of the boy wizard's adventures. Harry Potter has a strong Scottish connection. Author JK Rowling wrote the books in Edinburgh and the wizarding school Hogwarts is set in Scotland. Scots is the 80th language Harry Potter has been translated into. The first book in the series follows Harry as he l

Type 2 diabetes 'lowers life expectancy'

Type 2 diabetes has been associated with a shorter life expectancy across Scotland, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Edinburgh, found that the condition reduced lifespans across all levels of society. Having type 2 diabetes lowered life expectancy by five and a half years for some people with the condition. The health records of three million people in Scotland were used to generate estimated life expectancies. About 5% of people in Scotland have diabetes, with

Comic Isla, 4, named as 'inspiring woman'

The four-year-old star of an online comedy series has been named as one of Scotland's most inspirational women under the age of 30. Isla Nelson, from BBC Scotland's The News at 3 series, was included on the 30 under 30 list, compiled by charity YWCA Scotland. Isla, who was named best actress at the Scottish Comedy Awards, featured as a comedienne and political commentator. The list also features campaigners, actresses and sportswomen. It was created by YWCA Scotland because it was felt that

'I just held my son that night and cried'

Over the course of a decade, Rebekah Bilbrough's husband was paralysed, she almost died having a baby and she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Her counsellor says the traumatic experiences she has gone through are "off the scale". Rebekah told BBC Scotland's Stephen Jardine programme it had left her asking: "When is the next thing going to come? What will it be? and will it be even worse than the last lot?" Despite this she says she is trying to be positive about the future. Rebe

'Tracking device' led to Amazon evacuation

A suspicious package that led to a Royal Navy bomb disposal team being called to an Amazon depot in Inverclyde was not a viable device. Police Scotland said that the package appeared to have been "some sort of tracking device". It has been removed and will undergo further forensic examination. Staff members were evacuated from the building in Gourock as a precaution after the alarm was raised at 05:15 on Friday morning. The bomb squad were called, and an officer in protective gear was seen w