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SAJA Grapples with Mumbai Horror; South Asian Journalists Association Airing Special 90-Minute Reports Every 12 Hours

The Taj Mahal Hotel aflame. (Reuters)

The Taj Mahal Hotel aflame. (Reuters)

UPDATE Nov. 28 @ 10:14 p.m. ET: SAJA‘s live 90- and 120-minute reports will continue every 12 hours in the coming days, with the next webcast beginning Saturday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. New York City time. To access SAJA‘s complete coverage, click here.

NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2008 (BlogTalkRadio) — Shortly after news of the Mumbai terrorist attacks broke today, the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) took to cyber-space with a special report on the horrific events.

Journalists and experts in the Indian city and here in the U.S. joined host Sree Sreenivasan on his BlogTalkRadio program, SAJA, sharing real-time news and information in an effort to make sense of the massacres that have left more than 150 people dead – 15 foreigners among them – and some 300 wounded.

One of the unknown terrorists responsible for the carnage. (Sky News)

One of the unknown terrorists.

After seizing hostages, a group identifying itself the “Deccan Mujahedeen” claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on the upscale Taj Mahal and Trident hotels, and for bombings and shootings elsewhere in the West Coast city – which targeted U.S. and British citizens.

Sree, a professor of journalism at Columbia University in New York City, co-founder of the South Asian Journalists Association and a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York, is scheduled for another special 90-minute report today at 10 p.m. ET.

Among the guests will be Suketu Mehta, the author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost & Found.

Horrific aftermath at Mumbai’s Chattrapati Shivaji train station.

Horrific aftermath at Mumbai rail station.

Listeners with updates from Mumbai are encouraged to call the show at (347)324-5991 and share information with the South Asian community.

For SAJA’s complete coverage of the terrorist attacks, click here.