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CNN, Time revoke Zakaria suspension

world Updated: Aug 18, 2012 03:01 IST

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Fareed Zakaria is back in business.

Time magazine and CNN, both owned by Time Warner, said Thursday they were reinstating the 48-year-old Indian-American journalist after suspending him last week for borrowing from an April New Yorker essay about gun control in a column he wrote for the magazine.

Time said it believed Zakaria made an “unintentional error” in what was an “isolated incident”. “We look forward to having Fareed’s thoughtful and important voice back... with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7,” it said.

After an internal review of his work on his Sunday TV shows, blogs and documentaries, “we found nothing that merited continuing the suspension”, said CNN. His public affairs programme GPS will return on August 26.

Zakaria studied at Yale and Harvard, was managing editor of Foreign Affairs, then editor of Newsweek International for 10 years before moving to CNN in 2010.