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Top BBC journalist quits over ‘secretive and illegal pay culture’

LONDON: A senior BBC journalist who worked with the organization for 30 years has called it a day on a bitter note citing gender pay gap. Carrie Gracie announced she had quit as China editor to speak out over the corporation “breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure”. The journalist said the broadcaster faced a “crisis of trust” and an “exodus of female talent” after it was revealed last year that two-thirds of its top-earning staff were men. Her open letter, addressed to…