After Narendra Modi debacle, Media barred from covering Wharton India Economic Forum
The student-run WIEF did not give reasons for such an unprecedented decision, except for confirming that no media outlet would be allowed to cover the day-long event in Philadelphia on March 23.
"Yes, that is right, no other press (print or electronic) is allowed," Chairs WIEF said after it informed the press in an email that TV Asia has been given the
exclusive rights to the event.
"The Wharton India Economic Forum has had a long standing relationship with TV Asia and they have been loyal supporters. This year, we have made a decision to enter an exclusive media partnership with TV ASIA whereby they get exclusive access to our panel content as well as speakers and take the relationship forward making it even stronger," said the email sent on behalf of the Chairs of the 17th Wharton India Economic Forum 2013.
"We thank you for your immense support in making the 17th Wharton India Economic Forum 2013 a successful conference. We are looking forward to stimulating discussions on the unique challenges that India faces, and possible solutions" it said.
"Our lineup of speakers this year include some of the most esteemed luminaries from across business, media & entertainment, and professional service," the email added.
This is for the first time in the 17 years history