Kansas City Association of Black Journalists President Lewis W. Diuguid and KCABJ Treasurer Bette Tate-Beaver (center) on Monday, April 10 spent close to two hours talking with journalists from five countries about the challenges that journalists of color face in the United States. The visiting journalists were Klementina Cenkollari, a political reporter/anchorwoman with ORA News in Albania; Ali Abdulhusain Jawad Khalil Radhi, senior presenter, Ministry of Information in Bahrain; Suhaila MD Zaini, coordinating producer, News Magazine: Business & Tech, Radio Television Malaysia; Luis Pablo Beauregard Alday, reporter, El Pais in Mexico; and Piotr Kusmierzak with Polsat News in Poland. Global Ties KC coordinated the visit at its Union Station office. The group, which also visited The Call of Kansas City, was invited to the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program. The group reached out to KCABJ because of information Global Ties KC picked up from KCABJ’s website, kcabj.org.
Photo by Leilah Cunningham