Halla-150x150.jpegHalla Mohieddeen is a Principal Presenter with Al Jazeera in Doha. Before moving back into 24-hour international news, she launched STV News Tonight, bringing local, national and international news to a Scottish audience, and Outwith, a podcast discussing stories and issues that seldom make it into news bulletins. She has a wealth of international experience, working as a journalist and presenter in Asia, the Middle East, mainland Europe and Scotland.

Halla is particularly pleased to support SDI’s 50|50+ Women Direct campaign: “I know from experience how vital it is to have diversity in front of and behind the camera. If we’re to do justice to the world we live in, it can’t just be a small section of society that tells our stories.”

Stewart-Kyasimire_Profile-2-150x150.jpgStewart Kyasimire is a BAFTA-nominated director whose films include BBC Scotland’s Black and Scottish, a seminal, identity-defining film gathering together prominent black Scots from all generations. Bash the Entertainer – Behind the Smile is Stewart’s next documentary for BBC Scotland tackling social media, racism and mental health.

In 2019 Stewart set up the first BAME production company in Scotland, after noticing the lack of diversity and inclusion within the film and TV industry on and off-screen. His company ‘Create Anything’ has set out to tell minority ethnic stories. Create Anything set up a BAME Scotland network agency placing the right talent in front of Execs and commissioners.

circle-cropped-3_Janice.pngJanice Forsyth is an award-winning broadcaster and writer. She worked in the arts before writing for newspapers and presenting and producing many TV and radio programmes for BBC, ITV and Channel 4. She currently hosts The Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Scotland focusing on all things arts, and in 2020 founded and launched Scotland's first podcast network, The Big Light.

circle-cropped-1-1_Jean.jpgJean Johansson is a TV presenter, broadcast journalist, and brand ambassador for People’s Postcode Lottery. The Kenyan-born Scot burst onto our screens after winning a nationwide search for a presenter which led to a long and successful career in children’s TV. Jean’s current TV appearances include presenting roles on A Place in the Sun, The One Show and Animal Park.