WhenMonday 29 October 2018
18:30 – 21:30 GMT
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In association with the Al Sharq Forum, Middle East Monitor is hosting an international memorial in honour of Jamal Khashoggi.
Jamal, a leading journalist and columnist on MENA, and an outspoken critic of the Saudi Arabian regime, was killed on October 2nd at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey.
Join us for an evening of remembrance for the life, work and thoughts of Jamal Khashoggi.
The following is a list of speakers who will be attending the memorial:
Dr Daud Abdullah
Director of Middle East Monitor
CEO of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
Crispin Blunt MP
Member of Parliament for Reigate, Surrey
Fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi
Middle East correspondent for the Guardian
Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Eye
Former Director General of Al Jazeera
Sony award-winning journalist
Award-winning freelance journalist and editor of ArabDigest.org
Former Chief Political Columnist of the Daily Telegraph
Secretary General of the National Union of Journalists
Filmmaker and war correspondent
Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
Who was Jamal Khashoggi?
Jamal Khashoggi was one of the most experienced and accomplished journalists of his generation. His professional interest extended far beyond that of his native Saudi Arabia, from Sudan and Algeria to Afghanistan and Palestine.
On a personal level he was humble and passionate. He was affable and a pleasure to work with. Middle East Monitor is proud to have hosted Jamal Khashoggi at our event in London just one month ago.
Jamal's deep and passionate love for his country and the people of the region was exemplified through his writing. Freedom of expression, integrity in public office, good governance, accountability and transparency were all issues close to his heart. He had a desire to see the region’s wealth fairly distributed and equal opportunity for all its peoples.
Jamal Khashoggi may have been silenced physically but his memory and his thoughts will have a lasting and enlightened impact on young people in the region and journalists across the world.