SAJA's coverage of the 2008 Mumbai attacks
On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, from 1-2 pm New York time, SAJA was hosting a webcast featuring Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the first two India-born men to be signed by a U.S. baseball team, when news broke about the attacks in Mumbai. We mentioned on the air what we knew about the situation and announced a 3 pm webcast about the attacks.
Over the next five days, using BlogTalkRadio, we hosted over 15 hours of programming with more than 50 guests (experts on Mumbai, eyewitnesses, journalists, etc). In addition to those shows, we worked closely with more than 50 U.S. and international networks, helping provide contacts, background information and more.
On Dec. 17, 2010, we co-hosted an in-person panel and webcast with Mumbai-connected authors Salman Rushdie, Suketu Mehta and Mira Kamdar with Asia Society and the Indo-American Arts Council.
==> Read coverage of SAJAforum's coverage:
- LA Times
- NPR's Morning Edition
- WorldFocus on PBS (was one of 5 most popular WorldFocus interviews of the year)
- BlogTalkRadio case study (PDF)
This coverage was one of the most important projects in the 15+ years of SAJA and we are grateful to our members and friends around the world for their continued support of SAJA.
Webcasts: breaking news and commentary (including archives and list of speakers, by show)
SAJA/Asia Society Panel and webcast with noted authors (with video)
Statements from US orgs
Critiquing the media
How you can help
Photo Forum by Andri Tambunan
Transcript of President Zardari on Larry King Live
Transcript of Ratan Tata, Henry Kissinger on Fareed Zakaria's show
Info about Chabad and the Jewish Center
The complete collection of posts, in reverse chronological order:
- Taj & Trident reopen + how you can help hotel employees' families
- Jewish memorial services mark Chanukah amidst tragedy
- Bollywood already planning movies about the attacks
- Miss Pakistan World says we must condone Mumbai attacks
- Taj Hotels runs ad in various newspapers
- Arundhati Roy's response
- South Asia Solidarity Initiative formed
- SAJA-NY/IAAC/Asia Society Panel and webcast with noted authors (with video)
- NPR's Philip Reeves on the coverage
- DC teachers respond
- Valuing Different People's Lives
- PHOTO FORUM: Mumbai Attacks, by Andri Tambunan
- Forbes.com's opinion coverage
- Mark Tully's fears change might be still far away
- NPR's comprehensive coverage
- Roundup of op-eds
- U.S./Canada events marking the attacks
- Transcript of President Zardari on Larry King Live
- A victim's brother speaks out
- Photographer Jay Mandal flashes back to the Taj and Bill Clinton
- Were Jewish victims especially tortured?
- UK lists India among world's most dangerous places
- Sri Lankan perspectives on the attacks and their aftermath
- Times of India food writer Sabina Saikia killed
- CNN Anchor Disrupted by Angry Locals
- The media looks at who's to blame
- Transcript of Ratan Tata, Henry Kissinger on Fareed Zakaria's show
- Essays/op-eds/interviews worth reading
- Fake story about Obama team in Mumbai
- Critiquing the media coverage
- Reactions from U.S. orgs and others
- Excerpts from Suketu Mehta's book
- Sources available + news orgs seeking sources
- Webcasts: breaking news and commentary (including archives and list of speakers, by show)
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