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September 24, 2011 / lizatwood

Al-Jazeera chief resigns

At one time, Al-Jazeera was the most reviled news network in America because of its seeming sympathetic coverage of Middle East terrorists. But this past week, the resignation of Wadah Khanfar, the head of the news agency, brought questions that Al-Jazeera may have become too friendly toward the West. Information released by Wikileaks show that Khanfar deleted information on Al-Jazeera’s website after receiving complaints from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. According to a report in The Guardian, the royal family in Quatar, which owns Al-Jazeera, was unhappy with some of the coverage of revolts in the Middle East. Khanfar, who was on Forbes’ list of most powerful people,  is being replaced by Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, a member of the Quatar royal family.

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