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Al Jazeera's Wadah Khanfar on why he quit
Director general discusses decision to step down after eight years at the helm.
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 11:01

Al Jazeera's director general, Wadah Khanfar, has announced that he will step down after eight years as the network's top executive. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim al-Thani will replace him at the helm of the network.

Khanfar said he fulfilled his goal of helping establish Al Jazeera as a global media leader and that the organisation is in a strong position going forward.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Khanfar discusses his decision to resign and dispelled suspicions that it was linked to political pressures.

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