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AL-JAZEERA CHIEF STEPS DOWN; TOO FRIENDLY WITH U.S.?

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The longtime director of the al-Jazeera satellite news channel has resigned. Several reports linked the resignation of Wadah Khanfar to the release of Wikileaks documents claiming that Khanfar had close ties with U.S. diplomats and had agreed to remove some content that they had objected to. Al-Jazeera, however, said that Khanfar had been discussing the […]

GADDAFI LOYALISTS REPORTEDLY KILL AL-JAZEERA CAMERAMAN

March 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An al-Jazeera cameraman has been shot and killed in an apparent ambush attack as he was returning from covering an anti-Gaddafi protest near the town of Benghazi, which is under the control of rebels. Al-Jazeera said that an on-air correspondent was also shot and has been hospitalized. Wadah Khanfar, director-general of al-Jazeera attributed the killing […]