Social Media holds Indian TV reporter to account

The power of social media saw the swift end of an Indian TV reporter’s career, after he filmed a piece to camera from the shoulders of a flood victim.

Narayan Pargaien’s was reporting on the devastating floods in the Uttarakhand state, northeast of New Delhi, when a local man reportedly offered to carry him through the water. The segment immediately became a social media sensation. As a result his employer, India’s News Express, fired him.

Both News Express and Pargaien himself have characterized the incident as a regrettable lapse in judgment.

A screenshot from Narayan Pargaien’s segment in Uttarakhand, which he filmed, in part, while sitting on the shoulders of a local flood victim.

Closer to home, and on a more professional note, TV news journalist Maria Veronese has spent an afternoon with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Click on the links below to see his response to her questions relating to peoples’ perception of him and the future role of women in the church…

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