A declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. But, to the dismay of journalists and human rights advocates, the U.S. won’t sanction the prince.
CNN anchor Erin Burnett faced criticism last week for participating in a Saudi investment conference decried by critics as an exercise in propaganda to rehabilitate the regime’s image following the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
While the 2010s featured the rise of social media and new reporting technologies, attacks and threats against journalists have brought increased concerns on the state of press freedom around the world.
Deputy Editor in Chief Caroline Corbett, Editor in Chief Rob Cline, International Editor Shayna Greene and International Writer Michael Kohler reflect on the media’s role in the politics of climate change, the implications for press freedom post-Khashoggi and Acosta, and the boom of anecdotal “news”
“The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices.” This was Jamal Khashoggi’s message in his last column for The Washington Post before