Women journalists speak out on how the BBC justifies its gender-pay gap

Carrie GracieIn January this year, Carrie Gracie resigned as BBC's China correspondent in protest against the company’s flagrant and persistent violations of the equal pay law.  Award-winning journalist Jane Standley, whose 18-year career with the BBC included seven years as its Africa correspondent, describes her experiences of being belittled and undermined as a woman journalist, including being told that she was paid less than her male colleagues because she just wasn’t good enough.  Gracie's open letter and the Guardian's editorial on the the subject can be read here.  

Jane Standley

Above: Carrie Gracie (photograph from flickr.com ). Right: Jane Standley (photograph from Guardian website). 

January 2018