Sophie Ikenye
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Advice to aspiring female journalists

To mark International Women's Day, we asked some of our news presenters what advice they would give to budding female reporters.

Philippa Thomas, a presenter of World News Today, said it is now vital to "be engaged online".

"Increasingly, journalism is about knowing what the audience wants and thinks and is ready to share," she says.

Other presenters advised budding journalists to be prepared to apply for things even when they do not think they are good enough or have enough experience.

Also, to consume every piece of media around and do not be afraid to ask the tough questions.

  • 07 Mar 2015