Iran lifts al-Jazeera ban – due to management reshuffle? 31 May 2007Posted by foray in al-jazeera, Bila Hudud, iran, iraq, media.
Iran has lifted its restrictions on al-Jazeera reporters, in the aftermath of the Bila Hudud al-Sistani ‘insult’ incident. Director of Foreign Media at Iran’s Ministry of Culture Mohsen Moqaddaszadeh said:
The channel is allowed to resume both its Arabic and English services in Tehran after it officially apologized to Iran and made some changes at managerial level.
Is this a reference to the al-Jazeera board of directors reshuffle that dropped Wadah Khanfar?
Meanwhile, Khanfar’s absence has raised eyebrows at the Asia Media Summit in Malaysia. Khanfar – still listed as “Director General of the al-Jazeera Network” in the official programme – was nowhere to be seen.