CNN, Time Lift Fareed Zakaria Suspension

UPDATE: Time magazine also lifted its suspension of Fareed Zakaria for using in a column on gun control an unattributed quote from an article by historian Jill Lepore of Harvard in The New Yorker. The magazine’s statement followed CNN’s announcement earlier this afternoon that it had decided not to continue Zakaria’s suspension. CNN’s and Time’s statements follow:

CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria’s work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and 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.


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