"This is a wonderful opportunity. In a very short-time Worldfocus has become the program to watch for in-depth international news stories showcasing a diverse group of voices through a diverse group of guests. I'm excited to play a more central role in anchoring this newscast as it grows both on-air and online with a more interactive website coming soon. I look forward to working with the entire Worldfocus team."
Azimuth Media and Oregon Public Broadcasting are proud to present a unique weekly series for Public Television, FOREIGN EXCHANGE with Daljit Dhaliwal.
Foreign Exchange is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series, hosted by acclaimed global journalist Daljit Dhaliwal. The series probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective. Join Daljit in conversations with international newsmakers, politicians, diplomats, and journalists, as she examines America's role in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
Here's their Daljit bio, a broadcast schedule, and their archives in case it's not on in your area. Also, for all of you constantly emailing me asking to get in contact with Daljit, there's good news in their FAQ (the second of the only three questions they are frequently asked, apparently):
Will Daljit get the email that I send?
ANSWER: Yes. All the email that is sent to the show is forwarded to Daljit.
With her defection to Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Republic of Cascadia will be unstoppable!
Also, be sure to tune in for the season premiere of Wide Angle on Tuesday, July 3 at 9pm. The film, titled The People's Court, is about the legal system in China. Daljit's end interview will be with a "foreign policy expert to examine the global implications of China's legal reforms and connect the dots for American viewers".
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
iEARN's PEARL World Youth News Project: The Student World View
Daljit Dhaliwal and the PEARL World Youth Reporters (iEARN)
The PEARL Reporters are young people from around the world who are reporting their news stories onto the Daniel Pearl World Youth News Service. Reporters attending the Celebration will come from Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the U.S.
[NYC] Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. honored five city leaders at his annual South Asian Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. [...] Thompson presented Dhaliwal with an award "in recognition of her professional curiosity about the world and its many conflicts; her ability to grapple and engage with the toughest subjects that define the times in which we live; and her many achievements in the field of journalism."
(via Jim in the guestbook.)
As far as individuals, email:
Jana Bennett - Director, Television
jana.bennett at bbc.co.uk.
I'm guessing she is a primary decisionmaker when it comes to who is doing the news. Jana has overall creative and leadership responsibility for BBC One, BBC Two, the digital channels BBC Three, BBC Four and the UKTV joint venture channels, as well as overseeing content on the international channels BBC America and BBC Prime.
Also consider emailing:
Mark Byford - Deputy Director-General
mark.byford at bbc.co.uk
Mark Byford's role as Deputy Director-General now leads all the BBC's journalism. He chairs a new Journalism Board, bringing all the BBC's journalism at an international, UK, national, regional and local level together for the first time. Helen Boaden, Director, BBC News, Richard Sambrook, Director, BBC World Service and Global News Division, and Pat Loughrey, Director, BBC Nations & Regions, report to Mark Byford.
Richard Sambrook - Director, BBC World Service and Global News Division (reports to Mark Byford)
richard.sambrook at bbc.co.uk
Richard Sambrook is Director of the BBC's World Service and Global News division, responsible for leading the BBC's overall international news strategy across radio, TV and new media. The division contains BBC World Service radio, BBC Monitoring, BBC World television and the BBC's international facing online news services. The aim of the division is to create a clear, co-ordinated presence in the international media marketplace improving the impact of BBC journalism services with global audiences. (Yup, I'd say Daljit improves the impact of BBC journalism with global audiences)
The above are probably the best direct contacts ... however here are some additional general email addresses ...
Though technically, it *is* part of BBC America, I've read that "inquiries" for the BBC World News show are not handled by BBC America but in effect by "home office". ........ I'd suggest ... First, BBC World (originator of BBC World News) bbcworld at bbc.co.uk
Then for good measure, also BBC America's address in the UK
bbcaNY at bbc.co.uk
Finally, two other addresses to consider are:
feedback at bbc.co.uk;
Worldservice.Letters at bbc.co.uk
and of further interest ....
The general response department that fronts the (Executive Board's) general operations to the public can be contacted thru the following webpage:
According to tvforum.co.uk, Daljit will be presenting BBC World News from New-York for the next few months when their newscasts are anchored from the big apple. Justin Webb is the new Washington anchor for the BBC World News, replacing Katty Kay, who is going on maternity leave.
"She appeared this evening, 12/16, as a co-anchor of the BBC 30-minute news program as shown in New York on WNET, the basic PBS station here. She also appeared an hour later on two subsidiary PBS outlets, WLIW in Garden City, NY, and Channel 50, Montclair, NJ, one of the stations of the News Jersey public-TV network. Both programs are live, the BBC has assured me in the past."
No idea yet whether the BBC has hired her full-time, part-time, or if this was just some sort of freelance thing. Also note the report on 11-12 of her doing a voice-over on a BBC report. (Thanks to everyone else who emailed me about it.)
Reader Joey just reported hearing her on NPR's On The Media. She has a number of interviews listed on the front page of their site (none that I saw in the archives), but she isn't listed on the bios page. How long has she been working there?
Your World Today, Friday, November 21, 2003
Femi: It's certainly going to be a mud going. May the best team win, I don't mean that actually, may England win ... And head back to the mews desk one of us will be eating humble pie on Monday. Would it be Michael Homes or would it be Femi Oke? We have to see.
(Daljit starts laughing)
Michael: (To Daljit) You are so cheeky.
Daljit: I'm not ...
Femi: Bring it on Australia, that's all I have to say.
Daljit: ... I'm not, I'm not a sports fan I'll think so. I'll just take it off the chair.
Michael: Come on Wallabies.
Daljit: Come on the Lions.
Femi: It's gonna be excellent.
Accomplished British broadcast journalist Daljit Dhaliwal is joining the CNN News Group as an anchor for CNN International (CNNI), it was announced today by Rena Golden, executive vice president and general manager of CNNI. She will be based in the network's Atlanta headquarters. [more...]
As far as I know, Daljit is still employed with ITN and will continue to do reporting for their local news services. So right now if you want to see her you'll have to move to the UK (or try to find a video stream on one of the sites "ITN provides news to"). I do not, however, know exactly when or what she'll be on. If anyone does know, please email me.
If you wish to protest, send polite letters to your local PBS affiliate (who had nothing to do with the cancelation) or more irate ones to WNET. I'll report any future developments here as I learn of them.
"hello, I work at WNET-CH13, I don't want to give my name because I could lose my job, and I don't get paid that much as it is... but World News for Public Television received enough funding for the program, but the higher ups want to cancel it anyway. The Rockerfeller Foundation came through with the rest of the money, but WNET withdrew its backing. They claim that stations have been dropping off, but that isn't true. They have been simply making back up plans in case there was no more WNFPTV. Please don't say where you got this info, because it's not a time to be out of a job. But fans saved the program in the past and they can save it again."
Top photo is from Current Biography.