Foreign news needs real experts

Richard Sambrook, BBC Global News Director and Frontline Club regular, is interviewed in The Guardian this week. He argues for a change in the way international news is covered. He says there’s a need to greater utilize local journalists on the ground

“The nature of international coverage is changing. The old model of a western fireman who travels in and stays in a five star hotel, brushes his hair and does his piece, is disappearing. What people want is real expertise from people who are indigenous, who are real experts, who know the country and breathe it.” link