When it comes to global media organisations it often seems that there is a very fixed narrative about the Caribbean.

It’s not just a battle to convince editors that the region has more to offer than Rhianna, sun, sea and sand or drugs and violence, indeed the hardest challenge is to understand that Caribbean news should even be covered!

Which is why it’s so refreshing to learn about the work that former Bloomberg TV reporter, Zahra Burton is doing with her 18 Degrees North program.

The aim of the current affairs series is to produce high-quality news about the Caribbean region and its Diaspora in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Listen to her interview on NPR:



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