Al Jazeera establishes a new digital division
June 17, 2016
Al Jazeera Media Network has announced the establishment of a new Digital Division in alignment with the network’s objectives to innovate and lead in the development of digital products, services and platforms.
The decision announced in a network circular by the Acting Director General Dr. Mostefa Souag, appointed Dr. Yaser Bishr as the Executive Director of the new division.
Previously, Bishr served as Executive Director for Corporate Strategy and Development and led various digital projects for Al Jazeera Media Network such as the conception and launch of AJ+ in 2014.
Under Bishr’s leadership the new Digital Division will oversee the development of all digital products, services and platforms for the Network with an aim to address the rapidly evolving digital media landscape. The Digital Division will seek to expand Al Jazeera’s audience-base, providing content wherever they are, at any time, and across all digital platforms.