Akbar, Tejpal suspended from EGI until charges cleared
The #MeToo campaign has hit the Indian media as female journalists come out with specific allegations of sexual harassment.
The public broadcaster submitted an action-taken report to the National Commission of Women, saying the official has been transferred and subject to penalty.
Gaurav Sawant, Executive Editor at India Today, has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting journalist Vidya Krishnan during a reporting trip in the Beas in 2003.
Stephanie McCrummen, Kim Severson and Julie Moskin emphasise the need for independent journalistic investigations instead of relying on social media testimonies.
Oct 09, 2018: Editors Guild of India on the recent cases of alleged sexual harassment in the newsrooms
India's #MeToo moment? Media and entertainment industry shaken by allegations. By Manveena Suri, CNN
#MeToo: Women journalists, writers in India name sexual harassers. Scores of personal accounts of anger and guilt, buried under years of silence, emerged this week. Zeenat Saberin
In the meantime, individuals accused of misconduct have taken to social media to issue their responses
Wild allegations about me are doing the rounds on Twitter. @thewire_in too has been dragged into it. Here’s my statement about it. I would also urge fellow professional journalists not to fall for rumour and innuendo. pic.twitter.com/6J4uCIOwnv— Sidharth Bhatia (@bombaywallah) October 8, 2018
And some of the accused have maintained silence.