MEE policy highlights why Khashoggi is interested and reveals Saudi funding for mercenaries in Iraq[/size]
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"This difference in interaction with Saudi crimes is due to the contribution of veteran journalists such as the Washington Post and the New York Times in sparking protests, as well as protesting by journalists and activists to kill journalists without any fault during the years Last ten ".
On the other hand, the voices of Saudi and liberal dissidents, who stressed the need for the Kingdom to take full responsibility for the killing of Khashoggi, in mobilizing this interaction. They explained that if the case were ignored, it would set a dangerous precedent that would make everyone insecure.
Khashoggi's death because of his words is appalling. However, we must face the fact that 44 other journalists were killed in 2018. Khashoggi joins the tragic group of 30 journalists who were deliberately targeted and killed. The killing of journalists was not given much attention by the media except for two American journalists who were killed by a gunman in the newspaper "Capital Gazette" in Maryland, last July.
The CPJ released this week the Index of Impunity. According to the commission's statistics, at least 324 journalists have been killed worldwide over the past 10 years, but in 85 percent of cases the perpetrators have not been convicted.
"The majority of the victims are local journalists," said the statement, which includes countries where instability resulting from conflict and violence by armed groups has fueled impunity, as well as countries where journalists covering corruption, crime, politics and business have been targeted And human rights ".
Saudi Arabia, in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, has brought the Middle East back decades. Riyadh has undermined democratic movements, brought corruption to the Palestinian cause, financed mercenaries from Iraq to Nigeria, killed thousands of children and civilians in Yemen and left the country in ruins.
The writer said Khashoggi's death contributed to the decline of many parties from participating in the Forum "Davos Sahara", and some countries have declined to sell arms to Riyadh. In his New York Times report, "How the Death of a Journalist Raised a Violent Reaction Not Caused by the Death of Thousands in Yemen," Max Fisher spoke of the "collapse of sympathy" by suggesting that the story of the murder of one person could have a stronger effect than Great statistics for the dead.
In this regard, Fischer hit the example of the sinking of the boy Alan Kurdish off the coast of Turkey in 2015, and the impact of the story throughout the world, to illustrate how making the amplification of the story of one person ignored it is difficult.
According to the writer, Khashoggi's proximity to the liberal elite, as a columnist for the Washington Post, has turned his disappearance and death into an unacceptable and intolerable act, which has also spread throughout the United States and large numbers of English-speaking media. On the other hand, it seems ironic that we think that the United States did not discover the violations committed by Saudi Arabia until after Khashoggi's death, especially with what Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen.
In conclusion, the writer said that the American media wanted to put an end to the Kingdom's growing relations with the Trump government, and found the brutal Khashoggi murder a chance.