Foreign Press Association recommended event
February 24th, 7PM EST, online
On October 2, 2018, in one of the most heinous attacks on press freedom in recent memory, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Dissident explores the human rights, press freedom, and surveillance issues raised by Khashoggi's murder and highlights efforts by the journalist’s fiancee and global dissidents to expose the killers.
CPJ, the Knight First Amendment Institute, and the Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia University are hosting the panel, which will feature U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions Agnès S. Callamard alongside Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. The Knight Institute’s director, Jameel Jaffer, will moderate the discussion, which will include introductory remarks by CPJ’s executive director, Joel Simon. The panel will discuss ongoing international efforts to hold the Saudi regime accountable for Khashoggi's murder and the significance of this case for press freedom worldwide.
The link to screen the documentary will be available from February 22, at 6 p.m. EST, through February 24, at 6 p.m. EST, and will also be provided to those who RSVP here.
This event is co-sponsored by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University; Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University; and the Committee to Protect Journalists.