1 January 2012


Chatham House


This is a transcript of a speech made by Wadah Khanfar, Director General, Al Jazeera network (2003-11) on 19 January 2011 at Chatham House.

Mr Khanfar discussed the role of the media during the uprisings across the Arab world during his time as head of Al Jazeera. He argued that a new form of collaboration emerged between new media and traditional media which allowed dramatic and authentic coverage of the events to be broadcast to a global audience.

Event details and Q&A.