Change at the top: al-Jazeera network board of directors reshuffled 21 May 2007Posted by foray in al-jazeera, qatar.
Qatar’s Deputy Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, reshuffled the seven-member al-Jazeera network board of directors, according to a Qatar News Agency dispatch on 15 May. The new appointments are to last for three years.
- Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer al-Thani, a member of Qatar’s royal family, will continue to hold the position of Chairman.
- Ahmad Abdullah al-Kholeifi takes up the position of Deputy Chairman and General Manager
(Wadah Khanfar, and the title he once owned – Director General – appear to have been scrapped from the board)
Other members of the board are:
- Hamad Abdulaziz al-Kuwari (Former Qatari information minister)
- Abdullah Mubarak al-Kholeifi (continues)
- Mahmoud Shamam (continues)
- Abdul Aziz Ibrahim al Mahmoud
- Mariam Rashed Yousuf al-Khater
So what does it all mean? Leave a comment.
Chatter from the web:
A thinly-sourced article in Echorouk Al Yaoumi sees an opportunity for al-Jazeera’s Algerian presenter Khadija Ben Guenna to take over the top spot at the channel, although she reportedly does not want the position.
Danny Schechter says:
There has just been a worrisome recent development at the one media outlet in the world known for its independence, Al Jazeera, where a new board has been named with a gutsy independent journalist replaced as managing director by a former Ambassador to Washington. You just know what that will result in — Foxera, was the formulation coined by one reader.