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Al Jazeera’s Beirut Bureau Chief, Ghassan Ben Jeddo, Resigns

May 6, 2011

Via MRzine

According to As-Safir, Ben Jeddo resigned first and foremost because “Al Jazeera abandoned an ideal of objectivity and professionalism and resorted to gutter journalism, which has turned Al Jazeera from a media source to the operations room for incitement and mobilization,” unacceptable especially in light of the historic turning point facing the region.

Moreover, As-Safir says that Ben Jeddo was particularly angered by Al Jazeera’s scant coverage of the bloodshed in Bahrain, in sharp contrast to the intensive coverage that it has given to Libya, Yemen, and now Syria.

Regarding Ben Jeddo’s view of Syria, As-Safir notes in passing that he supports the right of Syrians to protest in the streets for reform and freedom, but that he also champions the national project and regional role of Syria.


From → Al Jazeera

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