Samira Ahmed

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Samira Ahmed: her claim against the BBC centred on the difference between the £440 she was paid and the £3,000 a male presenter was paid for hosting very similar programmes. Photograph: Tabatha Fireman/Getty

There’s nothing like legal cases involving journalists to raise the media profile of a particular issue or ill. This week it was the turn of both age (...)

 Journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed  has won her sex discrimination equal pay claim against the BBC, a judge at the London Central Employment Tribunal has ruled. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Broadcaster Samira Ahmed has won her sex discrimination equal pay claim against the BBC. In a unanimous judgment published on Friday, an employment t(...)

‘I often take a much-talked-about book and recommend something similar but older. So for people buying Gone Girl [by Gillian Flynn], I might suggest Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca,’ says Bob Johnson of Dublin’s Gutter Bookshop. Above: Daphne Du Maurier

In 1934 Malcolm Cowley, literary editor of the New Republic magazine, had an idea. Having distributed copies of new books to his reviewers, he wond(...)