International Biz Times editor Candappa placed on leave
The global editor in chief of the International Business Times is taking an immediate leave of absence following a news report that he had been dismissed from his previous job after a subordinate filed a sexual harassment complaint against him, reports Celeste Katz of Newsweek.
Katz reports, “Dayan Candappa, who also served as global editor in chief of the International Business Times, joined Newsweek Media Group in 2016, after working at Reuters as an editor and correspondent for more than a decade.
“BuzzFeed News reported Monday afternoon that Reuters had pulled Candappa out of his job as Americas editor after a reporter complained about his conduct. Newsweek hired Candappa a few months later, although company leaders, including then-editor in chief Jim Impoco, were informed by Newsweek staff who previously worked at Reuters about the circumstances of Candappa’s departure from Reuters, BuzzFeed said.
“A representative for Candappa declined to comment.
“‘Newsweek Media Group conducts rigorous pre-employment checks on its employees,’ a company spokesman said in a statement. ‘These checks were completed when we hired Mr. Candappa to the role of Global Editor-in Chief of The International Business Times in 2016. Our company has a zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment. We will treat any report seriously and if necessary take appropriate action.'”
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