Al Jazeera said to eliminate some jobs a year into Qatar crisis

The Al Jazeera news channel’s headquarters in Doha.

Dubai – Al Jazeera Media Network eliminated some jobs in its latest round of restructuring.

Dozens of departments and management positions have been merged or eliminated, including the heads of technical and editorial standards, training, and other roles across 10 divisions, according to a document dated May 24 signed by Al Jazeera’s acting Director-General Mostefa Souag and seen by Bloomberg. It didn’t provide a total number for jobs lost.

An Al Jazeera spokesman didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Al Jazeera has been trimming its workforce for at least three years, part of broader cost-cutting measures in Qatar sparked in part by lower oil prices. The network fired about 500 employees and shut down its U.S. television operations in 2016. Al Jazeera employs about 3,000 people, according to its website.


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