Media Figures voice ‘Deep Concern’ over Sangita Myska’s LBC Absence

Over 100 media figures have signed an open letter, expressing “deep concern” over Sangita Myska’s sudden disappearance from LBC.

Media Figures voice 'Deep Concern' over Sangita Myska's LBC Absence f

“The unexplained disappearance for weeks"

Over 100 media figures have signed an open letter in support of Sangita Myska expressing “deep concern” at her sudden disappearance from LBC.

Sangita, who hosted a show from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays on LBC, has not been broadcasting at the station since reportedly being taken off air on April 20.

It was announced that Sangita would be leaving LBC at the end of her contract, having joined in 2022.

On social media, it has been increasingly speculated that her departure was due to a fiery interview Sangita Myska conducted with an Israeli spokesperson over the ongoing war in Gaza.

The YouTube clip of the broadcast remains on LBC’s channel.

An open letter has now been published in support of Myska, with signatures from more than 100 media personalities, activists, broadcasters and lawyers.

However, fellow LBC broadcasters have apparently distanced themselves from the letter but not commenting on her departure.

The letter read: “We, the undersigned colleagues, friends, supporters and allies of Sangita Myska are writing to express our deep concern at her sudden disappearance from LBC.

“The unexplained disappearance for weeks of a high profile, popular journalist from LBC’s schedule – the only Asian presenter in a regular slot – shocked, upset and confused her peers and thousands of listeners across the UK, whose strength of feeling is palpable.

“The abrupt nature of Sangita’s departure, and the absence of an explanation, has been interpreted by many as the station’s complete disregard for industry standards relating to diversity, transparency and attributing value to its audiences, and concern that excellent journalists are at risk for simply doing their job and asking robust questions.”

According to the letter, Sangita represents the everyday person in a media landscape “dominated by those with immense privilege”.

It concluded: “We stand in solidarity with Sangita Myska and look forward to the return of her valued journalism.”

It comes as more than 35,000 people signed a petition calling for LBC to reinstate Myska on Change.org.

One of the letter’s co-authors, journalist Dhruti Shah, said:

“Sangita Myska is a journalist who has paved the way for many others in our field.”

“Her journalism has been of the highest integrity and we look forward to the return of it. Our open letter is intended to show that Sangita has our support.

“The fact that more than 100 people have stepped up across a wide range of industries to sign shows the strength of feeling.”



Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".



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