Al Jazeera's Wadah Khanfar on why he quit

Director general discusses decision to step down after eight years at the helm.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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