Halla 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.
Stewart 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. 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.
Janice 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.
Jean Johansson is a TV presenter and broadcast journalist. 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.
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