What's behind the upheaval at Al Jazeera English? - Press Gazette

What's behind the upheaval at Al Jazeera English?

MediaGuardian investigates the upheaval at Al Jazeera English as 15 staff are reported to have left the news channel in the past two months.

The report identifies two key departures in the past fortnight – of head of news Steve Clark and senior Washington anchor David Marash – and cites issues ranging from removal of staff benefits to a lack of pay rises as fuelling discontent at the channel.

It also speculates that discontent was sown as early as prelaunch, claiming that some management wanted the channel top take a more Islamic slant on stories and that the service had cost too much to set up. There were also complaints that the channel has not made the impact it promised.



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