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Older Female Journalist Wins Ageism Case Against the BBC 11/01/2011

Ex-BBC journalist, Miriam OReilly, has won her employment tribunal against the BBC. The 53-year-old former Countryfile presenter claimed she had been unfairly dropped from the rural affairs show when it moved to a primetime Sunday evening slot in April 2009. This story underlines the need to raise the profile of older women in the media. For more details on this story, see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8252309/Miriam-OReilly-set-to-return-to-BBC-after-winning-tribunal-case.html; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12161045; http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/11/countryfile-miriam-oreilly-tribunal