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MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Suspended From Editors Guild Of India

The EGI also took a similar decision against former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, who has been jailed for rape.

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) today decided to suspend journalist-turned-politician MJ Akbar until he is cleared of sexual misconduct charges levelled against him by a number of women journalists.

“Office-bearers of the Guild took a decision on the matter. It has concurred with the majority view that Mr Akbar should be suspended from the Guild till such time that the court case he has filed is concluded,” a statement issued by the journalists’ body read.

Mr Akbar, who had resigned as a junior minister in the Union ministry after the allegations against him gathered strength, was a prominent figure in the country’s media circles. He was first called out by former colleague Priya Ramani, against whom he later filed a defamation case.

The EGI also took a similar decision against former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, who has been jailed for rape.

 

Courtesy : ndtv

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