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Freelance Journalist and Presenter, BBC Front Row and NewsWatch — BBC
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Presenter BBC Front Row&Newswatch.Freelance Journo,Visiting Prof Kingston Uni.Spiritual Berliner,ex-LosAngeleno,movie connoisseur,especially Westerns&SF.

Othello, Cathedral Wars and me

samiraahmed.co.uk — As autumn closes in and the clocks go back, I crave vintage board games. I have a whole cupboard, where they spill off shelves - the haul of many charity shop quests. My latest acquisition is a second copy of Othello (one for the bedroom, one for downstairs).

BEYOND THE GREY TOWERS: THE MYSTERY OF DURHAM CATHEDRAL

vimeo.com — Trailer for Something Understood on BBC Radio 4, TX Sunday Nov 16th 2014 6am, 1130pm

Samira Ahmed: I rarely pass go without collecting an old board game

bigissue.com — As autumn closes in and the clocks go back, I crave vintage board games. I have a whole cupboard where they spill off shelves - the haul of many charity shop quests. My latest acquisition is a second copy of Othello (one for the bedroom, one for downstairs).

Malala, Muslim women and “misery” memoirs

samiraahmed.co.uk — I was reading memoirs and novels by the authors taking part in Thursday's Asia House panel discussion about women, freedom and the Islamic world, when the multimillion pound book deal of Malala Yousafzai was announced. What does the apparent popularity in the West of Muslim women's misery memoirs and fiction reveal?

Outrage is cheap: Challenging politicians about Rotherham, race & misogyny

samiraahmed.co.uk — Cafe board in the Imperial Buildings, Rotherham Spotted while filming on location I suppose it's good to still get agitated about stories I cover.

Widespread sexual abuse in Rotherham has caused outrage - but little action

theguardian.com — If political outrage were currency, Rotherham would be overflowing with cash, action and initiatives to help the survivors. But as I found when I went to make a BBC film about the role of "political correctness" in the child sex-abuse scandal there, it's not.

Beating time: The secret musical life of metronomes, prison camps & airport lounges

samiraahmed.co.uk — Something Understood preview: Beating Time from Samira Ahmed on Vimeo. For this week's Something Understood producer Natalie Steed and I explored the idea of beating time. There's the piano I still keep by the front door, just where my mother used to place it, to use up spare time waiting for deliveries or visitors or to work off some stress.

Something Understood preview: Beating Time

vimeo.com — Something Understood on BBC Radio 4 Sunday October 5th 6am and 1130pm and i player after

Electric cars, the tinned sardine aquarium & the stink of Hearst Castle - an eco-trip through John Steinbeck’s California

samiraahmed.co.uk — A giant eye in an inky mass rose up of the water and beheld me. It was a humpback whale calf surfacing unexpectedly close to the prow of the boat where I stood. It was just a moment before it plunged again; but long enough for me to gasp out loud.

Samira Ahmed: In California the tide is turning

bigissue.com — A giant eye in an inky mass rose up off the water and beheld me. It was a humpback whale calf surfacing unexpectedly close to the prow of the boat where I stood. It was just a moment before it plunged again; but long enough for me to gasp out loud.
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Nov 01, 2014

@mrianleslie Loved Mona Lisa piece,but perhaps scientists play down the value of the familiar in nurturing love&that smile nursing a secret.

Nov 01, 2014

Discussing news ethics & emergency disaster appeals from Ethiopia to Ebola on @newswatchbbc now or iplayer here bbc.in/1wQmC6K

Oct 31, 2014

.@suzannehfranks says Syria DEC appeal did badly because of complexity of situation. But dangers in over simplified disaster story telling.

Oct 31, 2014

Now on BBC Newschannel: discussing news ethics & disaster relief charity appeals from Ethiopia to Ebola with @suzannehfranks @newswatchbbc

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