Qatar-based Al Jazeera has named Dima Khatib as managing director of its digital-only news platform AJ+.
Khatib joined Al Jazeera in 1997 as a broadcast journalist in Doha and later became a news producer. She has also been responsible for setting up Al Jazeera bureaus in China and Venezuela.
AJ+ disseminates news via channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and a dedicated mobile app.
“I’m very honoured to step into the role of Managing Director of AJ+. It is an exciting and enriching challenge for me to work on pushing this amazing project forward. We’re experiencing an era of rapid change in the news industry, where digital platforms require a new form of communication from within the digital world. Through AJ+, Al Jazeera has pioneered a world of digital storytelling that encourages its young audience to engage in conversations, build communities and challenge everything they see and hear,” said Khatib.
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