Eastern Eye editor quits for Evening Standard

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The editor of Britain’s popular Asian newspaper Eastern Eye, Amar Singh, has today announced his departure from the company.

The 26-year-old handed in his notice to senior management earlier this week. Amar will be moving to London’s Evening Standard newspaper after successful talks over the past few weeks. His position with Eastern Eye will remain until September. He joined Eastern Eye three years ago.

In a statement to Biz Asia, Amar Singh explained his decision in leaving the paper: “I have accepted a full time position to work as a reporter for the Evening Standard on the news desk. After they interviewed me, both the editor and deputy editor of the Evening Standard made it clear to me that they are delighted that I am joining them and I am very much looking forward to it. My decision to resign was not one I reached easily as I have thoroughly enjoyed my job over the last three years. Being editor of Eastern Eye, has been an honour and privilege that I will miss. I wish everyone at EMG (Ethnic Media Group) the best of luck for the future and thank them all for their support over the years.

Wayne Bower, Managing Director of the Ethnic Media Group also commented on the news: “Over the past three years, Eastern Eye newspaper has developed more than at any other time. Amar’s decision to leave is a disappointment but we understand and respect his decision, and are pleased he is pursuing his goals. Amar has created a strong and dynamic team for the future and we look forward to the appointment of a new editor to continue the good work.”

A replacement for Amar Singh will be announced shortly.

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