Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Last column published – BBC News

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Let’S go to Washington and speak to the Washington Post Global opinions at asset Karen attiah, Karen good, to see you. It really was quite heartbreaking to read Jamal khashoggi last piece with you published at today. Tell me how that felt for you. I think the moment that I was going through the peace. It was some by his assistant and translator that he worked with while he was here and I was just reading Chase and I saw just the the terms of phrases in the way that he constructed the sentences, and I just I just knew them all and I Think what people many people outside the journalism world don’t really know is that the relationship between an editor and a writer’s is quite intimate. You know a writer’s is trusting you with your words with their words with their ideas, and I think this time for me to edit and in to have questions about you know what did he mean here and Jamal? What did what did you mean here and not really being able to Whatsapp him like I used to and an ask, and that part that the finality of it? It just reminded me of of the privilege and and gratitude that I have for him for for trusting us at the post with his words and I’m grateful that he felt free in his is the year here. But it’s it’s it’s incredibly sad. It’S incredibly sad to think that he he can’t see how much of an impact has his pieces already having all around the world, translating it into Arabic, saying that it’s it’s spiking in traffic on our site right now. This is the exact audience that he wanted to reach. This was in some ways. This is, you know his dream, and I’m just I’m heartbroken he’s not here to see it. What have you made of the League’s coming out of the Turkish media? Yeah, I mean other than the fact that it’s been agonizing for I’m going on two weeks now to hear this steady stream of leaks from from officials. You know it does you know it. Is this calculated to try to exact certain types of Leverage over the Saudis to try to raise the ante for The Saturdays? I don’t know, but it is obviously it is hard to hear read that this man could have been killed and in such a way. You know of over here in the US. We have reports that intelligence officials, you know – have seen the evidence. So it’s it’s a it’s a question of what exactly the game is, and but regardless of that it is a game some sort of game being played. It seems with with this man’s life and his family and his friends, and it’s it’s still heart-wrenching working really hard over the last couple of weeks. Note 2 have Jamal’s voice silence. I know it’s taking a personal toll on you. How do you intend on continuing his work? I mean to you hope, to publish things in in Arabic and Andrew attention on the situation in Saudi and across the Middle East student for people to remember this man and his words and his ideas. I actually have we actually have one last audio conversation that that we had that he desperately wanted published. I just couldn’t get around to it. I couldn’t get around to it and he was always asking you know. Where is it? Where is it so? Hopefully you know that should be coming soon, but as far as you know, continuing his work, it’s exactly that it still continue to provide a voice for are voices. You don’t have homes anymore journalistically in their respective countries. I think, but the Arabic Arabic is a way to to reach a lot of these voices as well, and so I think we’ll I personally would want to continue that and to continue that Legacy until then push for freedom and to hold these leaders accountable in the Region and it’s the least, we can do it so much for for us it’s the least we can do. Thank you for the work that you’ve done to honor his memory. Thank you for joining us. Thank you.
The Washington Post’s Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah talks to the BBC about the last column written by Jamal Khashoggi
The Washington Post has published missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s last column – a call for press freedom across the Arab world.
The newspaper said it decided to go ahead after accepting Mr Khashoggi was not going to return safely.
The journalist has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was killed.
Saudi Arabia, which denies the killing, allowed investigators inside overnight.
Turkish crime scene teams were seen leaving the consulate early on Thursday morning.

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