The Editors’ Guild, late in the night of Thursday, 15 November, released its updated list of members, which continues to include former MoS MJ Akbar, and former editor Tarun Tejpal – both accused of sexual harassment.
While Akbar has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by several women over his tenure as a senior editor in light of the #MeToo movement, Tejpal has been charged with rape and is currently out on bail.
Please find the updated members list of the Editors Guild here- https://t.co/d2xZWN8nPQ— Editors Guild of India (@IndEditorsGuild) November 16, 2018
The list also includes Gautam Adhikari, former editor of DNA, who was also accused of sexual misconduct by at least three women during his tenure at The Times of India and DNA.
Journalists Express Outrage on Twitter
Several people immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage over the Guild’s perceived inaction despite the charges.
MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal and Gautham Adhikari still members. https://t.co/POs8wGbacX— Mohit Rao (@mohitmrao) November 16, 2018
Tarun tejpal and MJ Akbar continue to be the members of the Editor's Guild of India despite sexual harassment charges against them and then we wonder why there can never be a #MeToo in India as aggressive as it was in the USA— Mehak Agarwal (@MehakAgarwal15) November 16, 2018
He'll probably remain as Editors' Guilt!— Priya Ranjan Sahu (@spriyaranjan1) November 16, 2018
On a lighter side. Its editors guilt.— Hardtalk (@coughhard) November 16, 2018
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