The murder of Jamal Khashoggi - Free Press in Arab World (who are the…
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi -
Free Press in Arab World
Why is he dead?
he wrote an article for the Washington post
in this column
the dearth of a free press in the Arab world
the free exchange of ideas and information
“What the Arab world needs most is free expression.”
condamnation of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia
“As a result, Arabs living in these countries are either uninformed or misinformed. “They are unable to adequately address, much less publicly discuss, matters that affect the region and their day-to-day lives.””
the Arab press does not oppose the government
to create a transnational media that could serve as a platform for Arab writers, journalists and thinkers.
Radio Free Europe
ordinary people would be able to address the structural problems their societies face
Who was Khashoggi ?
a columnist for the Washington Post
In Saudi Arabia : an adviser to and unofficial spokesman for the royal family
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman barred him from writing in the kingdom
who are the murderers ?
Saudi officials have denied harming Mr. Khashoggi
but they have not provided evidence
Turkish assertions : senior figures in the royal court had ordered his killing
he believes in Saudi official
"United States had asked for copies of any audio or video evidence of Mr. Khashoggi’s killing that Turkish authorities may possess “if it exists.”"
Mr. Khashoggi’s editor (Washington Post)
“perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world. A freedom he apparently gave his life for.”