BBC China editor resigns over gender pay gap

Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s China editor, announced her resignation in an open letter posted Sunday on her personal blog, citing gender pay inequality at the British public broadcaster. The BBC has faced criticism recently for paying men more than women in similar jobs, and Gracie said that she learned when salary data was revealed in a July funding settlement how much less she made than male colleagues. The BBC had four international editors, of which she was one, and the two men in the role made at least 50 percent more than the women. Gracie said she was offered a raise but it was “far short of equality,” and that there was now a “crisis of trust” at the broadcaster. A BBC spokeswoman said “fairness in pay” is “vital” at the organization.

Editor’s Note: So let me understand the reasoning here…. now that you are unemployed….

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