Dr. Khalid Al-Shafi is the Editor-in-Chief

 03 Apr 2016 - 2:26


Dr. Khalid Mubarak Al-Shafi

The CEO of Dar Al Sharq, Mr Abdullatif Al Mahmoud, has issued a decision confirming Dr. Khalid Mubarak Al-Shafi as Editor-in-Chief of The Peninsula  newspaper.
The decision follows Dr. Al-Shafi’s outstanding performance in the past six months and the unique contributions he made to the newspaper organisationally and his efforts in the relaunch of the newspaper in a new format, with more content.
Soon after he took over as Acting Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Al-Shafi’s priorities were to give a remarkable, unique new look to the daily, making it further easier for our patrons to follow up with us on latest and relevant news and views. As a result, the daily today is attracting prominent local and international columnists and more readership.
He also brought about changes in terms of a wider coverage of news and views from various continents and regions of the world under different sections.
Under Dr. Al-Shafi, The Peninsula has further expanded, incorporating separate signatures for Business and Sport to meet the growing demand of the business and sport communities.
Dr. Al-Shafi holds a PhD with First Honours in media. He is one of the competent media personalities in Qatar.
He joined Qatar News Agency (QNA) in 1991 as a reporter and, through his sheer competence, dedication and hard work, took the helm of the news agency as Managing Editor.
In 2009, Dr. Al-Shafi moved to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce as Director of Public Relations and Communication. Later, he was delegated to the Foreign Ministry as media expert at the Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, a post he served until the date of a new assignment as the Deputy to the Head of Qatari mission in Bangkok as consultant.
Dr. Al-Shafi continued working as media expert and consultant in Qatar Media Corporation until he was nominated Acting Editor-in-Chief of The Peninsula in September 2015.
In addition to his duties and responsibilities as the Editor-in-Chief of The Peninsula, Dr. Al-Shafi has been working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mass Communication at Qatar University since 2015.
He has taken part in several local and international conferences and written articles on politics and Qatar’s domestic affairs for local newspapers.