Latest update on Al-Jazeera situation

AntiSemitismWatch.com recently posted about a lawsuit issued by a former Al-Jazeera America employee alleging, among other things, Antisemitism.

In the latest development Al-Jazeera America has now replaced its chief executive officer in the wake of the lawsuit.

Ehab Al Shihabi, who has headed the news network since it began operations in 2013, was replaced on Wednesday by Al Anstey, the former managing director of Al Jazeera America.

In his $15 million lawsuit filed last week, Matthew Luke claims that he was fired after complaining about the conduct of his boss, Osman Mahmud. Luke alleges that Mahmud made derogatory comments about Israel, women and the United States.

Al Shihabi wrote in an email to Al Jazeera staff on Wednesday announcing Anstey’s new position that he would remain at Al Jazeera America as chief operating officer, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper quoted an unnamed senior source at the network as saying that Al Shihabi’s departure from Al Jazeera America was “imminent.”

Al Jazeera America, which is funded by the government of Qatar, reportedly will fight Luke’s charges. A statement issued by the network on Monday called the allegations in the lawsuit “false and malicious.”

Three female executives have quit since Luke filed his charges.

Read the original article here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *