Is there an inherent and unconscious bias in the way mainstream media reports on issues of race and religion? Is colour blind reporting the problem?

The New York Times recently advertised for a Nairobi Bureau chief to cover a ‘strategically important territory with vital story lines, including terrorism, the scramble for resources, the global Contest with China and the constant push and pull of democracy versus authoritarianism’. Social media went mad.

BBC News Journalist Clive Myrie chairs a panel on racism, responsible reporting and reputation in this intensely topical session which asks us to challenge assumptions and stereotypes when we see them.

Session Producer:
Jacky Martens
Assistant Editor, BBC News at Ten