The PressCoin team is issuing this clarification with regard to the early inclusion of Barkha Dutt as a member of the PressCoin media advisory team.
In early November, some individual members of the PressCoin team were working with the renowned Indian journalist Barkha Dutt on another, entirely separate project involving the digital publishing company Quintype, during which they had some informal discussions with her about PressCoin. Due to the speed at which we were moving at this time, and some miscommunication, the PressCoin team mistakenly (but sincerely) believed that Barkha had agreed to come on board our team. This however was incorrect.
As such, we listed Barkha on our website in the ‘Who’ section and identified her as one of the veteran journalists on our team in a press release we sent out in November.
This misunderstanding on our part was reinforced because several members of the PressCoin team did try and reach Barkha around this time but due to her busy involvement with her own independent ventures during this period, she missed these communications..
By early to mid-December, there still had been no formal written or verbal communication with Barkha about her role in PressCoin. Therefore, after internal discussions about the matter, the PressCoin team decided to remove her name from the website and ceased using her name in any material.
PressCoin is issuing this statement to clarify that Barkha Dutt is not and has never been a member of the PressCoin team, and our belief that she had agreed to joining our project in November was a misunderstanding on our part. For our role in that, we unreservedly apologize, and express our sincere thanks to Barkha for her kind understanding.
*The above statement has been approved by Barkha Dutt
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