Ghassan Charbel appointed editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat
RIYADH: Lebanese journalist Ghassan Charbel has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat effective Nov. 24, 2016.
This was announced by Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) Chairman Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud.
"The appointment is in line with the future vision of the Saudi group to enable the best media leaders to help improve all publications and lead them," said Prince Badr.
"Ghassan Charbel is a household name in journalism and cultural arena," he said. "He has gained exceptional experience over the course of his long career in journalism," he added.
"We thank former Editor-in-Chief Salman Al-Dosary for all his exceptional efforts during the last period, and he will continue as a columnist at Asharq Al-Awsat," said Prince Badr.
Charbel was head of the political section at Asharq Al-Awsat before moving to work at Al-Hayat's Al-Wasat magazine. He later became editor-in-chief of the magazine, and then assistant editor-in-chief of Al-Hayat, and finally its editor-in-chief in 2004.