The Director General of Al Jazeera Wadah Khanfar has resigned from his post to be replaced by a Qatari royal.
Al Jazeera have been and continue to be outstanding in their ground breaking coverage of the Middle East as well as the recent Arab Spring which must have been a political minefield for Khanfar (a Palestinian) to manoeuvre in view of Qatar's ownership of the Channel. The Channel has upset a lot of people most notably Arab dictators and the Israelites controlling the USA which is evidence of its superb balanced narrative in a media landscape of Murdoch's Sly News. They have appeared slightly cautious over recent events in for example Bahrain which appears to indicate political interference from the Qatari royal family.
LM hopes the new DG continues to maintain the channels impartiality which has provided the current excellent reputation although I fear Khanfar's removal and replacement with a Qatari royal is a dangerous and potentially retrograde step in terms of editorial independence.