Asharq Al-Awsat Editor in Chief Resigns After WHO Fabrication

2016-11-24 - 4:12 am

Bahrain Mirror: Editor in Chief of the Saudi "Asharq Al-Awsat" newspaper, Salman Aldosary, announced his resignation, days after the scandal of his newspaper publishing fabricated news and reports about the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a post on his "Twitter" account, Aldosary said, "My employment relationship ended, but by relationship as a reader of this beautiful green piece (Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper) never ends".

 

 

Aldosary also noted in his tweet, that his successor as the newspaper's editor in chief is Lebanese journalist, Ghassan Charbel.

Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper had published a fabricated report last Sunday, claiming that the WHO had warned of illegitimate pregnancy risks in the city in Karbala, coinciding the commemoration of Arbaeen Imam Hussein; a claim rebuffed altogether by the WHO.

WHO spokesperson, Rana Sidani, confirmed that the newspaper republished the fabricated report, although her organization had rejected the claims before its publication.

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