Wadah Khanfar, Head of Al Jazeera Resigns
by Ramzy Baroud
Wadah Khanfar, head of Aljazeera resigned. Some link his resignation to a Wikileaks document that claims he censored some content following US pressure.
I wish not to comment on this, but to state (based on meeting Wadah and working for Aljazeera for nearly 2 years) that he has done Arab media a great service; he was a capable journalist, and a proficient media manger.
The types of daily pressures that he had to cope with were simply incredible. He persevered, and for 8 years, this Palestinian man was at the helm of a media revolution that changed the face of media, not only in the Middle East, but the world over.
[The Guardian reports on Wadah Khanfar's resignation below.]
TV channel head quits after revolutionising Middle East broadcasting for past eight years, especially during Arab Spring