- Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera English is now receiving more attention than ever and high accolades for its coverage of the recent historic events in the Arab world. Riz Khan as "The Face of Al Jazeera" has been a leader on the English network since its inception in 2005.
In this context, it comes as a shock to those of us a part of Al Jazeera English's global audience that the daily live "Riz Khan" show is now set to be cancelled from the end of this April, and the acclaimed weekly "Riz Khan's One on One" profile series will end this summer.
Apart from being one of the founders, he is widely credited with being a world-renowned, highly-trusted, fair and balanced journalist with experience that made him a hit on CNN and the BBC in the past.
The "Riz Khan" show has become a credible and extremely important platform for in-depth analytical discussions on the channel's most diverse range of subjects. He has the most globally-prominent guests from all regions of the world, from world leaders to celebrities. Riz Khan empowers people by giving the world a voice through his shows.
He has interviewed thousands of remarkable people from all regions of the world, including:
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon
President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Former US President, Bill Clinton
Former US President, Jimmy Carter
His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal
Queen Rania of Jordan
NATO Secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Former EU Chief, Javier Solana
The Dalai Lama
Philanthropists, Bill & Melinda Gates
Economist & Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen
Hollywood Film Director, James Cameron
Philosopher & Activist, Edward Said
Olympic Gold Medalist, Carl Lewis
International Musician, Peter Gabriel
Hollywood Actor, Antonio Banderas
Bollywood Actor, Shahrukh Khan
Model & Activist, Christy Turlington
Share your support on Facebook by joining the group "Save Riz Khan's Shows"; on Twitter with @saverizkhanshow @AJRizKhan @AJEnglish #rizkhan #AJE; and by sending messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
We want Riz Khan's fans around the world to join their voices together and show Al Jazeera English that it should not and cannot lose Riz Khan's shows.
We, the viewers, want to see Riz Khan stay on Al Jazeera English. We trust his reporting and we depend on him to present the issues of today in a balanced way.
By listing our names and locations here, we join together to express our desire to keep Riz Khan on Al Jazeera English.
The Save Riz Khan's Shows on Al Jazeera English petition to Al Jazeera was written by Save Riz Khan's Shows and is in the category Television at GoPetition.