ABC’s World News Now Co-Anchor hosts journalism workshop Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Through the facilitation of the US Embassy, Kendis Gibson visited Belize last week. Gibson, a Belizean native and co-anchor on ABC’s World News Now, facilitated a journalism workshop as well as school tour in the country.

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Gibson met with several media personnel at the House of Culture for a two-hour discussion on media in Belize. The meeting was a well-attended and very interactive conversation in which Gibson learnt some of what the media in Belize does. While he did agree with some of the norms of Belizean media, Gibson offered his advice as to how to approach some situations, especially as it relates to reporting violence and other heinous crimes.

At the workshop, Gibson showed several videos and pictures that were just on the brink of being immoral. While the Belizean media shared some of the same sentiments, it defended that the Belizean culture is different from that of the American one. Some of the participants in attendance argued that while we do not highlight crime and glorify the criminal, it is a part of our job to offer the complete story.