tv BBC Young Reporter Special BBC News March 6, 2019 8:30pm-9:00pm GMT
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is 0utside source. r&b star r kelly breaks his silence involved in the day's events. over sex abuse allegations in an extraordinary interview. earlier, a special awards ceremony was held here at broadcasting house for 12 finalists in the young reporter competition. it all quit playing! quit plan! i all of them had the unique didn't do the stuff! this is not me! chance to tell powerful, personal stories with help iam fighting didn't do the stuff! this is not me! i am fighting for my life! you are from teams here at the bbc. well our reporter ashley killing me with this! john—baptise was one in the first interview of the presenters at the bbc after his arrest, the rap star young reporter awards — he joins me to talk about rejects the allegations. the ceremony and the finalists. but the lawyer representing some of his accusers, how did it all go? tells the bbc r kelly should go to jail. a brilliant day. i met the finalist, the huawei exective arrested in canada appears in court, and be celebrated between and the the united states is trying to extradite her there, to face charges. as the democratic republic stories were amazing. delightful of the congo struggles to contain young people. brilliant day, and so good to be talking about it.” young people. brilliant day, and so good to be talking about it. i am so glad, and all the preparation as well. all thejudging, hot tub but that choosing? really tough. this billy goes back to last november,
bbc launch this competition, asking young people to stand and their stories and let them set 20 oats, we received moo entries, but those look down up down up to 12. generalist from the bbc, whittling down to 12. i was one of the judges, and some healthy disagreement over the windows. like all the best of what ceremonies. because it was so impressive, i think we made some good decisions at the end. impressive, i think we made some good decisions at the endﬁ impressive, i think we made some good decisions at the end. c one of the face of the winners. one of the first of the winning entries we'll be bringing you tonight is a report made by annabelle. at the age ofjust 15, annabelle was told she has early menopause after her periods stopped two years ago.
you will see how composed she is with telling her own story. no, no, taking my wires with you. hey, i am annabelle, i am 15, and i am studying my gtsus at the moment. how was science then today? i don't really know. did all that revision pay off? yes. but i have had to deal with other things apart from everyday life. i am so red. i am sweating. oh my god. even my arms are red, my chest. my periods automatically stopped. i got hot flashes that got worse and worse. i was in my science class, and i can feel my face going great, and my teacher made the comment of "i get them because i am going through menopause."
——going red. automatically, it struck me that i could be going through that. when you search up on the internet and they always give you the worst possible outcome for everything, and i guess i was dreading that to be my outcome. i got diagnosed with early menopause. it was that point where i actually felt like i could cry about something that knew i had. i wrote down a lot about my feelings and also trying to portray my feelings through art, just trying to let myself go and to make sure of something. i did not expect my friends to understand. i felt like i didn't want to drop something on them and weigh them down with a problem that was not theirs. the doctors would speak to me a lot about the scientific meanings of everything, and it would just be a blur because they were trying to explain to me what was happening inside of my body. my ovaries have basically just shut down, and the tablets i take on a daily basis, i take one, is basically
a complete natural form of oestrogen. it is like a pause button, it keeps everything normal like the normal girl, but as soon as i miss a tablet or anything, the hot flashes straightaway come back. when they told me obviously that i cannot have children, you do not really know what to think because obviously there are so many hard decisions that i have not even made yet. it hurt my mum harder over the fact that i cannot have kids. obviously, it hurt my dad as well. but it is going to be hard for them to realise that i cannot have children. i think it is going to be harder when i get older for that to sink in. there is always going to be someone going through worse, and i think that was the main thing that made me get through it because i did not want to sit there feeling sorry for myself when someone could've been in that same room diagnosed my age with something more serious so i tried to make myself feel actually lucky,
more than anything. quite a story they're from and about. what were you looking for but you are whittling down and choosing those windows? me one at stories that are original. this is about original journalism. that are original. this is about originaljournalism. i know we do not have any think about early menopause and oui’ not have any think about early menopause and our mainstream. exactly. menopause and our mainstream. exa ctly. h e menopause and our mainstream. exactly. he wanted something personal. we are getting entries from people across the uk, so we wa nted from people across the uk, so we wanted stories that were reflective from the community that they young people from. well, another winner of the competition in the age 11 to 15 category was ii—year—old eghosa... imax eghosa elia and this is a quite
sad story, but his positivity was clear to see. i asked him how it he remain positive, and he is so resilient. it was inspirational, this is his story about living in a one bedroom house with his portly sibling and his mum and landed. —— in london. if you have to go football, you are going to go football yourself or your dad has to call you... this one—bedroom flat in camden in north london belongs to 11—year—old eghosa, his mum, and his younger sister. through here is the kitchen. that is the cookware where we usually have all our foods, and that is the sink. this is where i spend most of my time with my sister and my mother. my living situation is not acceptable because i live with my mum, and we stay in the same bedroom, and it is like an overcrowded space. so none of us have our own privacy. through to this room, we have, this is the bedroom, this is where we sleep at night.
well, some of the things that will count as overcrowding would be, for example, children and parents sharing a room together, or one or two or more children of opposite sexes sharing a room after a certain age, not enough space for the family to live and sleep, play. the family has spent over ten years on camden counsel's waiting list for a bigger home. i need my own privacy because i am starting to get older and going through puberty and stuff. i cannot have friends over because it is not really much space for them, apart from when i go to my nana's house and maybe i can do some friends over. through here, is the bathroom. my mum really wants to move because there has been times when i have walked in on her changing, and she cannot really tell me off because it is my room at the same time as hers. so i have to make sure that one person takes one side of the room,
and the other person takes the other side of the room. i am doing my best as a parent, as a single parent, to ensure that my children live comfortably. there are half a million families living in overcrowded accommodation so that is pretty unimaginable really. since 2011, 862 homes have been built by camden counsel, but why are so many other residents having to wait such a long time for new homes? we have arranged for the counselor in charge of housing in camden to meet eghosa. hi. can i come in? yes. do you think our living arrangement is suitable for us? no, i do not think it is suitable at all. i think this is not the situation that you, your mum, your sister, or any family in camden should be in. i think something has to be done for you and all of the other families in the same situation. why do camden make promises but not keep them? we have, at the moment, about five and a half thousand families in similar
situations to this unfortunately. it is really difficult. itjust is not enough counsel housing in camden, it isn't enough counsel housing being built in the country. what we can do, we can provide you, your mum, your family with more advice and support. so we can definitely get housing team to get in contact with you. we can explore options like exchange or housing swap as well. while eghosa's family are now hopefulfor a bigger home, tens of thousands of other families in england are still living in overcrowded conditions. i am happy and hopeful that i've got to share my story with the counsel because now they know what type of predicament we are in and we can't be living in a room like this. some of us are different genders, i am a boy, my mum and sister are both girls. and i am very hopeful that we could possibly move to a better place. how old was he when he made that
found that yellow 11. how amazing is that, he is speaking with such a composed and dignified way. he will be sitting here soon. in conventional, we do news and then we go sports, and tell us about salma. this is from 60—year—old salma from north london. this is her story. as a black, muslim female who loves the sport — i wanted to make a rapport for young muslim females who wanted to get involved in sports, football in particular obviously, because me growing up, i had a lot of racism, and i think when i was younger, i always wanted to have that kind of role model, someone i can look up to who was like me, a muslim female, that was doing what i was doing, and i did not really
have many women to look up to. and so doing this, ifelt like i could inspire younger females who are interested in football, whom i feel like they are a bit hesitant based off of other people's opinions. it is just like to not focus on other‘s opinions. at the end of the day, it is your life, you should pursue whatever you wish. and football can be empowering for people like that? it definitely can be empowering, it is a team sport. your team—mates, like 99% of the time, will be empowering you, and inspire you, and supporting you, and you do not have to feel like you are alone because you are not. and you can see salma's full report on the news channel and bbc three this saturday. and joining ashley and i now is one of the young reporter award finalists — rhys. so rhys, tell us more about your idea for your report. my found has to do with me being
born with dyslexia. and being a boxer with people who are even bodied. my found a set inspire people to take a boxing. i want to get them out at the house, just so they can try and socialise with people, and try and gain health benefits that boxing can gain. what was it that impressed you about this? this was his first sign in front of that camera. he is brilliant and fun at the camera, and this is a report as you say share your experience boxing somewhat with a disability. your ability to connect with the audience through the camera is impressive. it is an
ability, beyond your years. well done. ! you are in the nazi rank, how much did that help. transferred over, just before, as billy someone. i had to calm myself down, and get settled, and get ready. let us see what all the fuss is about. i'm rhys mccole, i'm an 18—year—old boxer from greenock in scotland. i was born with six disabilities and this meant that through my childhood i was always really unwell and i became quite shy. i've got asthma, holes in my heart, autism, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, meares—irlen syndrome,
and that's what makes me unique. my name's danny lee. i'm the head coach at the greenock boxing club. two punches. when rhys came in, he was quite shy. and again. i was always really unwell. in and out of the hospital six or seven times a year. we did tell him to never give up. now he's a true inspiration to all the kids. i feel amazing, i feel so much more confident. so, this is my 2015 novice championship gold medal. the district youth championship gold medal. 2017 intermediate. campione! oh, and iforgot to mention, nicola sturgeon actually follows me on twitter. does he fancy himself? absolutely. 100%, yeah.
i've known rhys since the beginning of secondary school. you can see the change that he's had, the great qualities that he is gained in these six years that we've known him. i'd never change him for the world. you'd never change it. rhys mccole, the man behind the legend. i would like to send a message that just because somebody is disabled, it doesn't mean you can't achieve something. always strive to achieve, and strive to be the best you can be. would it be cheesy to get you to kiss your muscles? i think so. thanks very much. hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard. never give up. so rhys — a great report there — and you were full of energy and enthusiasm presenting it. you back with a professional tv crew, let's apache the most? what
surprised me but house but lacks advice. theyjust surprised me but house but lacks advice. they just came surprised me but house but lacks advice. theyjust came to my school, preparation, this regiment, and it was natural, i take it as it comes, idid but was natural, i take it as it comes, i did but felt right, i felt to do but i thought would be best which i thought was great. what did you think of are all at but rhys had died with bella it was impressive and brave. 11 to 18th, and we have to remember i got these are comments should be telling your story and put your heart out there is really impressive. what i want to know is when people think brexit, dick
foreign stories, but he you are telling your story as a disabled boxer, had this changed your view of what news is? i think bbc but the stories that are not brexit, donald trump, and otherthings, it is stories that are not brexit, donald trump, and other things, it is that the dupe pods off stories and different. and so at different parts of the uk? it is inspiring and if people are going to watch it, then i will use it. people are watching this, at the age of 18, i might want to have a crack at this, do you have any tips? go for it. there is no
reason you should not apply, everyone is going to be unique and special, just try it. stand and fight at that bbc came and tell your story. you had done it, and you have inspired a lot of people. thank you forjoining us rhys and good luck with the boxing. well a little earlier, ashley was at the award ceremony, chatting to some of the other finalists and asking them about getting their stories on air. let's see more of that now... the whites had just finished, we had seen the whites had just finished, we had seen 12 finalists. we had celebrated people across the uk. the awards had finished. hello, and how are you? sell price of all, what was your story that you submitted could my story that you submitted could my
story is about the hijab and it is about freedom and oppression. your story is charging a stereotype, is that something you plan to do? yes. brilliant, i know your story is related to the care system. will make i wanted to tell my people about fostering and making people more aware. your family fuss that young people, what was that like for you? it can be fun most of the time, but it can be scary, and you do not know what is going to happen sometimes. why but it important to tell your story? i wanted to make people more aware of what fostering is, and have you foster really. you did an interview before, how was
that? it was really amazing because we had all of the gear, if it was really cool. you had a busy afternoon, it was a great celebration at that, you are already thinking about next year, what would you like to see maybe he did not see so much this year? of course, different platforms go out and make the found, so you do not get to see everything, but i think including young people in the production process would be brilliance. it is one thing to be in front of the camera, it is another thing to gain that editorial and journalistic inside and making a piece. in learning about the technical as well. incorporating young people will be brilliant as well. let's turn to another of our winners now. we have had to be sent headlines about the impact of social media,
this is a story about how social media has positively influence somebody with a disability. my my name is francesca, i have something that affects both of my legs, my lifetime. sometimes it can make me feel physically isolated because i cannot always do things that might able bodied fans can do. as soon as i make friends online, i no longer seem to feel limited by my experiences. i am no longer seem to feel limited by my experiences. iam not no longer seem to feel limited by my experiences. i am not alone because ican be experiences. i am not alone because i can be part of online. being part ofan i can be part of online. being part of an online community full of disabled people, it continually change my perception of my disability for the better. school is important to me. i sometimes think that people underestimate me. it can be quite difficult because some people just do not understand how
much their views affect me. i have some close friends here like daniela. even she has noticed that positive difference that it has on me. a lot of people at school do not feel comfortable speaking to you, but on the internet, that is not a barrier there. how social media kit had an impact on people like me. i talked to the professor. she has been teaching on that affect how social media can have on young people. is social media can have the effect for young people to meet new people. to be able to meet other people. to be able to meet other people who are living in the same kind of circumstances as you so you can check experiences.” kind of circumstances as you so you can check experiences. i had been speaking to a judge social media by two years. like me, she also has
cerebral palsy. today will be the first time meeting face to face in her hometown of chatfield. nice to meet you. it feels so real and surreal. i know what you mean, it is weird. evenif even if we cannot meet each other face—to—face again and we just talk online more, this has been such a new experience. it never went have happened without social media. i hope this is the beginning of minimart kneecaps. this has been a friend reporting from bbc news.
let's make the question back across the meat is how did you get interested ? the meat is how did you get interested? ui the meat is how did you get interested ? ui a the meat is how did you get interested? ui a few years older but not a lot older? going up when i was 18, i met the thought i would be a journalist. i never thought that broadcasting was for someone like me. i grew up and day care system, i was shot between four foster homes. move after move, that is not a good thing for any gun present, so i really struggled with school for a long time, certainly did not have aspirations by the feature. when i was about 23, bbc three asked me to present a documentary but that care system, i was 23 and had no interest in broadcast, and i did this documentary, and i spoke to at the young people, ispoke documentary, and i spoke to at the young people, i spoke to people who shape policy, and it really spike
this desire to want to become a journalist. that is very good because in essence that means that any of these youngsters could be spiked in the same way talk about the last down? this is a 16-year-old from liverpool and he wanted to be a dj entertainer. i start by saying hello and i am going to do dance and sinking. this isa dj going to do dance and sinking. this is a dj but they different. going to do dance and sinking. this is a dj but they differentlj going to do dance and sinking. this is a dj but they different. i can do one of my performance and include people. mr tambo has made while famous and simplified and easier. we are going to do some singing to the sonic, does anyone know that song?
yes! they can hear the song, feel the beat, it is a great reaction set see them smile. much around. how long did it take to perfect that could yell at for months. that is a special person who can advance jake to put this in his act. my little cousin, we had a close bond, if she can do it, i can do it. she makes me laugh and smile, and i love being around her. alice is not her only -- his only fan. amazing. everyone
should be involved. and that is important is it that? we are all in it and having fun a sickly. everyone will be included and have fun, and laughter and have fun at the party. you have had a busy day, are you going to do this next year? absolutely, i want to. and that's it for this special programme. if you'd like to watch and listen to more from bbc young reporter news day — and there's a host of great report we haven't had the time to bring you here — you can find it online at bbc. co. uk/youngreporter. from ashley and from me, goodbye.
we have had a lot going on with i weather today, sunshine, had the downpours, and some snow in the north. things do not quiet down much of it the next 2a hours. tonight, i beg sabrina and the hills. by the south, some claret spells, states windy through the night. temperatures will not drop to five. a windy day tomorrow. that's up a lot. some of that snow coming down to slightly lower at levels as the day wears on. moving across northern england, north wales, commitments, and east anglia, southern counties will be predominantly dry. a chill he at the weather 7—11d. the weekend, very unsettled. snow over the hills, gals will feel cold. some