Young Talent of the Year

BBC News correspondent Rianna Croxford: "Stories are about people, come from people and start with people"

Credit: Rianna Croxford

BBC News correspondent Rianna Croxford currently specialises in investigations, having previously acted as the BBC’s community affairs correspondent.  

Croxford regularly reports on domestic and international TV, radio and digital platforms and has covered the George Floyd protests, allegations of Priti Patel bullying members of the civil service and the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities and vulnerable communities. 

How did you get started in journalism? 

“Misinformation and denialism can really impact human lives”: Journalist Renata Brito on reporting on the pandemic

As a multiformat journalist for the Associated Press, Brito filmed in both Spain and Brazil in COVID-19 hospital wards, emergency airlifts and makeshift morgues, ensuring that the agency and other news sources could illustrate the impact of the pandemic to viewers around the world and counteract the misinformation running rampant.

“I cannot ignore what is happening under the pretext of danger”: Journalist Fadi Al Halabi on reporting from Syria

Fadi Al Halabi

Reporting from the last rebel-controlled enclave of Idlib, Al Halabi skilfully navigates fragile alliances and the constant threat of danger to show the world the human suffering and tragic loss that has become a daily reality.

He tells us about building trustful relationships with his contributors, retaining mental strength amid the horrors of war, and finding hope in the unrelenting determination of Syrian children.

Describe your journey to becoming a journalist in Syria?