New York, Aug 17 (IBNS) CNN and Time magazine have revoked the suspension of journalist and TV host Fareed Zakaria who had admitted to lifting from the works of another writer in his column in Time.
CNN and Time said Thursday that the incident was an isolated one after thorough review of Zakaria's "journalistic lapse" the suspension was lifted.
“We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for Time and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologised,” said Time magazine in a statement.
In a statement CNN said: "CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria’s work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and CNN.com blogs. The process was rigorous. We found nothing that merited continuing the suspension."
"Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse. CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog.
"Fareed Zakaria’s quality journalism, insightful mind and thoughtful voice meaningfully contribute to the dialogue on global and political issues. His public affairs program GPS will return on Sunday, August 26 at 10am ET on CNN/US and 8am ET on CNN/International," it said.
In a shocker of sorts to the media world, iconic India-born American journalist, writer and editor-at-large of Time magazine, Fareed Zakaria, had admitted to lifting from the works of another writer in his Time column.
On Aug 11, he was suspended by the magazine and also the CNN network on which he hosts a popular show.
In a statement, Fareed Zakaria had said: "Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column on gun control, which was also a topic of conversation on this blog, bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore's essay in the April 23rd issue of The New Yorker. They are right."
"I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to her, to my editors at Time and CNN, and to my readers and viewers everywhere," he said.
From 2000 to 2010, Zakaria was a columnist for Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time.
He was also hosting CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS.
In 2010, the government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution towards journalism.