The general manager of the Saudi satellite TV news channel ‘Al Arabyia’ has quit his post and was named a member of its board of directors.
Abdul Rahman Al Rashid, a well-known Saudi media figure, resigned from the channel nearly 10 years after he was named its general manager.
His deputy Adel Al Turaifi, also a known Saudi media man, replaced him in line with a decision by Al Arabiya’s chairman Walid bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim, according to board statement carried by the Saudi ‘Sada’ newspaper.
Rashid, a holder of a doctorate degree in political science from the London College of Economics and Sciences, was also editor in chief of the London-based Saudi Arabia language daily ‘Sharaqalawsat’ before quitting three years ago.
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