Key Speakers at Frames of Reference 2009 talk on Terror 24 X 7; A brief introduction

8 12 2009


Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain is the Managing Editor of NDTV 24×7 and host of popular show ‘Bombay Talkies’. He is based in Mumbai and has been associated with NDTV since 1995. Reporting on virtually every major national and international story, he specializes in reportage on terrorism, investigations and national politics. With a body of work varying from covering every major National and State Election in India, the Afghanistan war, the Sri Lanka conflict, and the 2000 Presidential Elections in the US, he has won national and international recognition for shows like ‘Witness’.

Ajit  Sahi

Veteran journalist Ajit Sahi is currently the Editor at Large , Tehelka. He has been constantly contributing several reports and investigative featuures especially on the SIMI factions, NAXAL violence and the inside story. Previously the executive editor at India TV. Sahi has over 20 years’ experience in the media industry. Prior to joining India TV, Sahi had worked as Communications Coordinator (South Asia) with the United Nations Millennium Campaign. The United Nations Millennium Campaign has been initiated by the United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan with the aim to stimulate a global movement to press governments to translate pledges made at the UN’s 2000 Millennium Summit into a reality.

Sahi was Executive Editor from 2004-06 and a founding member of Channel 7 before, it became IBN7. He had worked as a Senior Producer with STAR News from 2002-04, and as a Political Writer for IANS from 2000-02. He was also Executive Producer with BiTV in 1994-95, and Director in Vinod Dua’s Parakh for Doordarshan from 1992-93.

Sahi, who began his career with The Financial Express, moved to The Indian Express Group in 1986 and was there till 1991. A print medium journalist-turned-TV man, Sahi has also worked with Star News and the defunct Business India TV where he worked as a senior producer. There, he worked under political analyst and media person Vinod Dua and TV18’s present promoter Raghav Bahl.

Diptosh Mazumdar

Diptosh Majumdar has been a journalist for the past 26 years. He started his career with The Statesman in Kolkata. He moved to The Telegraph and was the Deputy Chief of its National Bureau in Delhi in the 90s. He later joined The Indian Express as a Senior Editor. He is one of the key members of the core team that started CNN-IBN in 2005. A leading journalist, Diptosh has travelled extensively, both in India and abroad, covering politics. He is a known commentator on politics and elections. Diptosh Majumdar is currently National Affairs Editor CNN-IBN.




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