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Many journalism hopefuls starting out will have their eyes in working for a large broadcaster like BBC News.

One of those who managed this is Amber Mehmood, broadcast journalist, BBC Inside Out. Speaking to Suzi Butcher, project manager, on the Broadcast Journalism Training Council’s (BJTC) spotlight feature, she offers advice to those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

Mehmood said that once in the building, make an impression by leveraging your background to offer new perspectives on stories. She gave the example of when she was asked to advise a producer on filming a story at a mosque.

"I explained to her that she needed to be really careful when editing, because if she made a cut at the wrong point in a prayer it changes the Arabic meaning of things and it would upset the Islamic community. They wouldn’t have known that if I hadn’t been there," she explained.

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