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Thursday, October 13, 2005

NDTV breaks its silence

NDTV correspondent Alaphia Zoyab had mentioned in her blog that NDTV would carry the story in its 10:30 PM show, Mumbai Live. She then re-posted saying that the show will not feature this issue. However, she has since re-posted again. It seems that NDTV has (un)covered this in its 8 and 9 PM news shows. I missed them both. But here are excerpts from the NDTV.com article.

Full-page advertisements by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) in all national dailies asked students to "dare to dream beyond the IIMs".

If one went by the ads, one could be forgiven for thinking that IIPM is the institute with the best possible infrastructure, faculty, and placements in the country.

It then gives some details about how Gaurav was arm-twisted into resigning. And then it has a few words to say about our war.

But Gaurav' resignation and IIPM's threat of legal action has sparked off a cyber war.

The otherwise unseen world of bloggers in India and across the world began posting their support for Gaurav, arguing that a blog is someone's personal view and suing them makes no sense.

In response, blogs also suddenly appeared in defense of IIPM.

This is a fascinating story, which has not just raised questions about claims made by private educational institutions but also about laws governing internet privacy.
If anyone has recorded the coverage, please pass on a link. Also, Alaphia promises that NDTV is going to do a full feature on blogging! Bravo, no doubt, they are India's number one news channel!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see all the activism of the past few days reaping some attention. One hopes that justice is done... to gaurav and other affected people, to the freedom of speech of each individual and to the right to correct information of each person...

KG.

10/13/2005 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Comments against the Delhi - based high profile institute by Gaurav Sabnis cost him his job at IBM."
-This was also there on that NDTV article.

KG.

10/13/2005 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

NDTV didn't telecast it today.....maybe sometime later.

10/13/2005 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Vijay... Nice coverage on this story. Keep it going...

So looks like NDTV have finally woken up to report some news...

- Eshwar

10/13/2005 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger jive said...

NDTV Rocks!

10/14/2005 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger shrik said...

Good work on the coverage. Just a little nitpick though - the first excerpt you blockquoted was technically from the JAM article, which was used by NDTV as an excerpt...

10/14/2005 02:34:00 PM  

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