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Provost’s Talks: Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is the presenter of BBC1’s Newswatch and Radio 4’s Front Row. She was named the British Broadcasting Press Guild Audio Presenter of the Year 2020. Samira is a documentary maker, with her work including Art of Persia (BBC4), which was the first major Western documentary series shot in Iran for forty years.

In January 2020, Samira won a landmark sex discrimination employment tribunal against the BBC for equal pay on Newswatch.

Samira is a trustee of Action for Stammering Children, which funds the Michael Palin Centre in London, of the Centre for Women’s Justice (focussed on legal remedies to tackle violence against women), UK Feminista (which works to tackle sexism through education in schools) and is on the associate advisory board of the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

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