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Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is an award winning journalist with 20 years experience in print and broadcast and a Visiting Professor of Journalism at Kingston University.

She has fronted The Proms on BBC4, presents Sunday Morning Live and Newswatch on BBC1 and writes a monthly column in The Big Issue. Samira began her career as a BBC news trainee in 1990. She covered the OJ Simpson case as BBC Los Angeles Correspondent, where she made a documentary about the history of the city's cinemas. Her films as a presenter and reporter at Channel 4 News from 2000 to 2011 included assessing social mobility on screen since the 1960s with Julie Walters and Douglas Trumbull's views on ecological disaster from Silent Running to the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster.

She wrote and presented the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary series Islam Unveiled (2004) exploring Muslim feminism. Samira has also worked as a news anchor for Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin and writes regularly on culture and politics for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian and The Independent.