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In The Media

Amma has been quietly gaining a reputation for her outreach over the course of 30 years. Only in recent years has the world press begun to take notice of her efforts, with glowing stories in prestige media, including TV, print, and radio. This section represents a small cross section of radio and online news articles.

Amrita TV
Amrita TV a television channel inspired by Amma
Amrita TV is a 24 – hour Malayalam Satellite channel, established in 2005, with the mission of delivering vibrant, youthful, value-oriented television entertainment, for the entire family. Amrita TV bagged 15 Kerala State Television Awards in its very first year of operation.

Global Media:

The Huffington Post:
Pope Francis And Other Religious Leaders Sign Declaration Against Modern Slavery

The Guardian:
Pope and Welby joined by imams and rabbis for anti-slavery declaration

The Indian Express:
‘Hugging saint’ Mata Amritanandamayi meets Pope Francis in Vatican

The New Indian Express:
Mata Amritanandamayi meets Pope Francis in Vatican

DNA India:
Mata Amritanandamayi, Pope Francis among 11 faith leaders take vow to end slavery by 2020

Amrita TV:
Amrita TV: Dignitaries Wish Amma A Happy Birthday

CNN News (USA):
Hugging The World

ABC News (USA):
The Power of a Hug

Times of India:
Plan to prevent Cotton grower suicides

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka):
With a hug and a smile, Amma transforms lives

USA Today:
Amma: The 'hugging saint'

The Christian Science Monitor:
'Hugging saint' is compassion in action

In Ireland

RTE Radion Pat Kenny Show:
Amma's hugging marathon

Irish Times
Derry followers to meet the 'Hugging Saint'

Derry Journal
Derry followers to meet the 'Hugging Saint' : 'Hugging Saint' in line for peace prize
When a motherly hug is the best medicine
If this is Mother Love, we all need a lot more of it
Embracing the human condition

UK Links

BBC links:

BBC News:
December 2007: A Hug From Amma

BBC News:
BBC News: Film Award honours "Hug Guru"

BBC News:

October 2006 : Amma hugs at Crystal Palace

BBC News:
January 2005: Guru pledges $23m tsunami relief

BBC - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour: Amma

BBC News:
September 2003: Devotees flock to hug Indian guru

BBC News:
Embraced by India's hugging saint

The Daily Express

August 2007: I'm the healing hugger

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