Thursday, January 29, 2015
A former IBN7 journalist claims he was sacked because he stood up for journalistic integrity
Pankaj Srivastava, Associate Editor at IBN7, Reliance-owned Network 18’s flagship Hindi news channel, would have completed seven years with the organisation this March. However, according to Srivastava, a text message that he sent to his Deputy Managing Editor, Sumit Awasthi, on January 21 cost him dearly. In less than three hours of him sending the text message, he was summoned to the office of the organisation’s Human Resources head, where Awasthi too was present, and handed a dismissal letter.