Fourth Estate Statement on Jamal Khashoggi

The following statement was released by the founder and executive director, Jeff Brown today on the disappearance and suspected assassination of Saudi journalist – Jamal Khashoggi:

“The disappearance and suspected assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey deeply and truly troubling. Violence, or any act of terror, against members of the press is unacceptable and Saudi Arabia must be held accountable to the citizens of the world, if they are responsible or complicit for the disappearance and murder of Jamal Khashoggi. 

I call on United Nations to initiate and support a thorough investigation of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and to be transparent and public about the results of that investigation with the global community.”


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