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Collective Resignation from ‘Qatar Today’

Collective Resignation from ‘Qatar Today’

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 09:30
A general view of buildings in Doha. Reuters file photo
Dammam - Asharq Al-Awsat
A number of staff working for Qatar Today, which broadcasts from Doha, have submitted their resignation collectively to protest the TV channel’s policy, confusion in decision-making, and the lack of know-how in the media, sources in Doha reported on Tuesday.
 
Employees, who submitted their resignation, included the channel’s director-general, Ali Saleh Al-Khalaf, the head of the programs section, Hanan Sadeq, head of the broadcasters Ali Al-Sharshani, a number of journalists and two photographers.
 
The resigning journalists said they had submitted a collective resignation because of what they considered as “excesses, disrespect, conflicting views and confusion in decisions by parties not familiar with media work.”
 
Asharq Qatari newspaper, which published copies of the resignations, said that the decision to accept or reject them has not yet been taken.
 
Qatar Today team expressed dissatisfaction with the new administration’s policies, the intervention of parties that are not specialized in the media, and the disruption of the programs’ schedule.
 
In July, Qatar’s Ministry of Culture launched Qatar Al-Yawm on Es’hail Sat. Jassim Bin Jabr Bin Tuwar Al Kuwari is the channel’s current CEO.

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