Wadah Khanfar out as al-Jazeera Director-General 21 September 2011Posted by foray in al-jazeera, al-jazeera english, Khanfar, media, الجزيرة, خنفر.
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Al-Jazeera director general Wadah Khanfar has told staff he is resigning from his position.
Qatari businessman Sheikh Ahmad bin Jassim bin Mohammad al-Thani will replace him, the broadcaster’s website says.
Khanfar publicised the announcement and has made further comments using his Twitter account:
After 8 years of service leading Al Jazeera, I have just announced that I am moving on.
ثماني سنوات في إدارة الجزيرة انقضت، لكن حبي للشبكة والعاملين فيها ولجمهورها الرائع يستمر معي ما حيت
Entertained by all the rumors of why I have resigned. #whatdoyouthink? 🙂