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The Editors Guild of India suspends MJ Akbar

The Editors Guild of India suspends MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar

Former editor and Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar is facing a slew of allegations of sexual misconduct. The complaints against him, still pouring in, have been triggered by the #MeToo campaign.




MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Suspended From Editors Guild Of India





MJ Akbar and the law of himpathy: Why men are hired, rehired and rehabilitated where no one needs them - Nisha Susan

A former colleague wonders how MJ Akbar turned from a dreary, snooty journalist into a sexual predator . Bikram Vohra



Debate: Should media stop publishing MJ Akbar’s work while he stands accused of sexual harassment?

The Hindustan Times triggered a discussion on Thursday by giving space to the former minister for a column on finance.

The MJ Akbar playbook: Men look back at how he preyed on women colleagues in newsrooms and got away

Although few men have spoken up about Akbar, the ones that have paint a picture of an editor with a well-oiled formula.

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MJ Akbar A "Thorough Gentleman": Woman Journalist To Court In #MeToo Row


India Today


Women vs MJ Akbar: Human rights organisations write letter to Rajasthan DGP seeking support for Pallavi Gogai

A few women and human rights organisations wrote a letter to Rajasthan director general of police asking him to provide support to Pallavi Gogoi in filing an FIR against MJ Akbar.



The Indian Express



#MeToo: M J Akbar case may come on Rajya Sabha ethics panel radar

Some of Akbar’s former colleagues who have spoken out against him are learnt to have informally approached members of the panel.

Manoj C G , Liz Mathew , Abantika Ghosh



The Quint





Akbar Says Relationship With Gogoi Consensual, Denies Rape Charge

Mallika Akbar Backs Husband, Call Pallavi’s Account a ‘Lie’



The Washington Post



As a young journalist in India, I was raped by M.J. Akbar. Here is my story.






Editors Guild of India issues a statement in support of the women journalists who have been sexually harassed by MJ Akbar and urges him to withdraw his lawsuit against Priya Ramani.









20 scribes rally behind Priya Ramani, want to testify against MJ Akbar






#MeToo fallout: MJ Akbar steps down as MoS External Affairs


Akbar resigns




Joint statement by NWMI and FMP:

MJ Akbar must step down and submit to investigation of sexual harassment charges





Minister MJ Akbar Sues Journalist For Defamation Over #MeToo Allegations


The Wire




Thank You Very Much, Mr. Akbar

The polity and its stakeholders have been given an open invitation to make a judgement about the creeping moral indifference at the highest level. - Harish Khare


M.J. Akbar, Minister and Former Editor, Sexually Harassed and Molested Me

This is my story. My last six months as a journalist at Asian Age, the newspaper he edited, were pure hell with repeated physical advances. - Ghazala Wahab

Cover Photo: NDTV