Al Jazeera in Arabic presenter resigns over ‘incitement’
This was confirmed to us by Al Jazeera employees, but the network has not officially commented on the resignation.
Ghassan Bin Jeddo director of al-Jazeera’s office in Beirut protested against lack of objectivity in reporting of Arab world uprising.
Ghassan Bin Jeddo a prominent journalist and presenter in Qatar’s satellite TV channel al-Jazeera has resigned, citing the channel’s abandonment of its neutrality in the present unrest in the region.
The statement could not be independently corroborated despite reports that Bin Jeddo himself confirmed the news, published in the Arabic language Lebanese daily al-Safir.
Al-Safir had quoted “reliable sources” as saying that Bin Jeddo’s resignation was attributed to al-Jazeera’s alleged abandonment of professional and objective reporting, as it became “an operation room for incitement and mobilization.”
Another reason noted was its “provocative policy, which is “unacceptable, particularly in light of the historical stage the region is passing through,” it added. It stressed that Bin Jeddo’s resignation was morally motivated as al-Jazeera highlighted the developments in Libya, Yemen, and Syria but not Bahrain.
More on the resignation here.