BBC Exposed Sai Baba Top Aideís And Indian Foreign Ministerís Ploy With UNESCO

 

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BBC Exposed Sai Baba Top Aideís And Indian Foreign Ministerís Ploy With UNESCO

Posted by Barry Pittard on April 28, 2011

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Below - in red highlight - are subheadings in the article:  The Case of UNESCOís Missing Media Advisory.  Posted by Barry Pittard on March 15, 2007. This piece is about a watershed event, the involvement of UNESCO, in the history of former devotee exposure of the Sathya Sai Organization operation at the highest government levels  ..... (Article continues)

With the personal assistance of the then Indian foreign minister, the Deputy world chairman of the international Sathya Sai Organization, Dr G. Venkataraman, who is the director of the Sathya Sai international satellite radio station, made a concerted attempt to undo the successful representation to UNESCO of former devotees around the world.  For a further glimpse at Venkataraman, see:  Sathya Sai Baba's 'Minister of Propaganda' - Dr G. Venkataraman.

The BBC assistant producer of 'The Secret Swami', David Saville, was able to expose the Puttaparthi-Indian Foreign Minister-UNESCO Director and Assistant Director nexus to undermine the opportunity for a venue for former Sai Baba devotees from many countries.

The UNESCO Director and Deputy Director rode rough shod over us, but the clout of the BBC was too much for them to resist. Simply, they were in well-oiled cover up mode. The BBC exposure of this aspect came too late for inclusion in the one-hour documentary (2004), 'The Secret Swami'. As a result of strongest complaint to governments and to UNESCO itself, UNESCO had - embarrassingly to it - to admit that we had acted correctly, and made a written statement in reversal of their improper decision, which flew in the face of some of UNESCO's foremost case officers.  See: BBC Caught UNESCO Head Bowing To Indian Government. Posted by Barry Pittard on June 26, 2007.