Masterclass: News with a Foreign Accent – in conversation with Barbara Serra

The Trust will host Barbara Serra for our August masterclass, in conversation with three Fellows about the challenges and opportunities of operating as a journalist when English isn’t your first language. We will discuss language, accent, culture and many more related topics and there’ll be a chance for audience interaction. 

Barbara is well placed to speak on this topic, as she was the first non-native English speaker to present at primetime on British television. She’s written extensively on on her substack, ‘News with a Foreign Accent’ and has had an illustrious career as a renowned broadcast journalist and writer, both in her native Italy and here in the UK.

For 20 years she has worked for major international news networks, most notably including Al-Jazeera, Sky News and the BBC. Her documentary for Al-Jazeera ‘Fascism in the Family’ was widely acclaimed and she’s reported extensively on immigration, European identity, the far right and the impact of Brexit.

The event will be virtually hosted at 6pm on 30th August, and is free to attend, you can register here.