Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and international journalist, was murdered last year – allegedly at the direction of the leader of Saudi Arabia. Many months later, Saudi Arabia has shifted accountability and avoided repercussions. In the first episode of Long Time, No See, Michael Kohler interviews Adam Coogle, a Middle East researcher at the Human Rights Watch and an ally to Jamal Khashoggi. Less than six months after Jamal Khashoggi’s death, the news media has all but moved on from the story, and Congress’ discussions of holding Saudi Arabia accountable have diminished. Coogle gives us insight into the future of Saudi Arabia’s global standing and the potential for accountability in the wake of the murder.
Coogle is an expert in Saudi Arabia and human rights violations across the Middle East, and he and his team worked directly with Khashoggi. Later in the episode, Michael sits down with Celine Castronuovo, the MediaFile International Section co-editor, to discuss the media implications of the story.
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