Qatari royal family member to take over as Al Jazeera chief
Qatar-based pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera Network on Tuesday reportedly appointed Sheikh Ahmad Bin Jasem Al Thani , a member of the Qatar royal family as its new director general.
He will replace Wadah Khanfar, the Palestinian-born media icon, who said on his Twitter account that he had resigned after eight years of leadership, gulfnews.com news portal reported
"After eight years of service leading Al Jazeera, I have just announced that I am moving on," Wadah said. "I am currently meeting with staff discussing my decision. I think everyone will agree that Al Jazeera is stronger than ever. Our coverage has been exceptional and is now widely viewed."
According to Wadah, who was reportedly born in the West Bank town of Jenin in 1969, eight years "is a long time to be leading a network."