Thursday, January 15, 2009

Alum Praised for Mumbai Coverage

Journalism >> Alum Praised for Mumbai Coverage

"[Inayet] covered the crisis with authority and calmness."
During the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, Marukh Inayet, MA Journalism, '03, reported live from the Taj Hotel for some 62 hours while the siege raged.

Inayet, foreground, covers the Mumbai terror attacks Inayet--who reported for Times NOW of India TV, the 24-hour live English-language TV channel in India--is also the deputy news editor for the TV channel. Time magazine captured Inayet reporting during the siege and published the photo on the cover.

Inayet's courage and professionalism throughout the crisis was singled out for praise by Indian media critics.

One reviewer for the Hindustan Times wrote, "It can't have been easy for reporters to camp out for days on end, without any sleep and barely out of range of the terrorists...The real stars were Marukh Inayet at the Taj and Bhavtosh Singh at Nariman House, the Jewish culture center. They covered the crisis with authority and calmness. In the case of Inayet, this is probably her Kargil moment."

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