Huffington Post cuts agreement with former Al Jazeera chief

In a statement, the outlet said the decision was “mutual” between HuffPost and their partners Integral Media Strategies. (Supplied)

Huffington Post announced on Saturday the end of its Arabic platform, HuffPost Arabi.

In a statement, the outlet said the decision was “mutual” between HuffPost and their partners Integral Media Strategies.

“Both organizations continue to re-assess and evaluate how and where each can best serve audiences in the region,” the statement read.

The Arabic platform has previously been criticized for being affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization blacklisted as a terrorist group in several Arab and Gulf countries.

It was managed by former Al Jazeera chief Wadah Khanfar, who has been accused of “mainstreaming the Muslim Brotherhood group during his stint with the Qatari-based network.”

Arabic media outlets have announced the launch of a new platform led by Integral, which is owned by Khanfar, named "Arabi Post."
 

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