Journalist Seyi Rhodes spoke at the University of Gloucestershire last night to spread awareness of racial issues across the world and how they are portrayed in the media.

He is known from documentaries such as Channel 4’s Unreported World and BBC 1’s Panorama.

The public lecture, entitled Race in the Media: On the Front Lines was well received by members of the audience on Twitter.

As a journalist making documentaries across the globe he has seen the way that race is viewed in many different countries such as Brazil, with its European influences of beauty.

In Chicago, he visited the black ghettos where prolific crime spots were run by gangs. Here, he found that the root of the problem was the violence between members of the black community.

In his talk he discussed the importance of making these documentaries to show people¬†what’s really going on. ¬†He believes¬†that the perception¬†of other countries differ so much from the truth.

Rhodes has always felt the need to¬†investigate issues across the world, stating: “I’ve always wanted to put myself in the middle of quite bizarre situations”.

Reporter Kayleigh Jones discusses the making of documentaries with Seyi Rhodes below:

 

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