MUMBAI: NewsX, India’s New News leader has launched a unique show ‘Decode India with MJ Akbar’. The show will be the first of its kind where the guest will lead the questions and discussions. The show will see MJ Akbar taking up current issues of national significance and demystifying them for the viewer with an investigative and informative show that is backed by the expertise, knowledge and journalistic experience of the host.
The weekly show will be aired on NewsX on Sundays at 10:00 am and 10:00 pm. Each episode will feature an illustrious, well experienced and high profile guest along with Akbar who plays the role of a well-informed viewer. The guest will question, argue, give his opinion and probe MJ Akbar on the topic. The inaugural episode of the 30 minute weekly show featured Indian lawyer and politician Ram Jethmalani who discussed if there should be a referendum in Kashmir on the Indian Army.
MJ Akbar, a top notch journalist and author, comes with an experience of more than 40 years. Currently the Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian newspaper, Akbar is the Founder Editor of The Asian Age and The Telegraph newspapers. Besides being the Editorial Director of India Today magazine and The Deccan Chronicle newspaper in the past, he has written several non fictional best sellers in own rights.
NewsX is India’s New English News Leader. With ‘News Not Noise’ as its positioning, the channel’s editorial philosophy is to present news in an un-biased, non-partisan manner, with an emphasis on facts, not opinions. NewsX brings to viewers hard core news and stays away from hysteria and sensationalism. The channel’s constant endeavor to engage viewers, not enrage them has been the hallmark of the emergence of NewsX in recent times as India’s # 1 English news channel. As per TAM ratings, NewsX emerged as the # 1 choice of the young, aspiring and the urbane in 2013. The leadership story continues with NewsX emerging as the # 1 English news channel with a whopping market share of 34 percent across six metros as per the latest TAM week 2’14 ratings in the 25-44 age group.