We worked with Jamal Khashoggi. We are Karen Attiah and Jason Rezaian, of The Washington Post Global Opinions section. Ask Us Anything.
Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a planned operation, according to Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor. He’s been writing for us in the last year. All of his work can be found here, including his final column. He was living in Virginia after leaving Saudi Arabia because he feared for his safety. He had been planning to settle in Istanbul and marry his Turikish fiancée. He went to the Saudi Consulate to pick up wedding papers, and he was detained and killed there. His remains have not been found.
Karen Attiah is global opinions editor for The Washington Post and was Jamal’s editor as well. She joined us in 2014 as an editor for our foreign desk before moving to the opinions section as deputy digital editor. In 2016 she moved to heading up our global opinions section with reported commentary from around the world.
Jason Rezaian joined The Post in 2012 and has been writing for global opinions this year. Rezaian was previously our bureau chief in Tehran, Iran, where he lived from 2009 to 2016. He's originally from San Francisco and still roots for the Golden State Warriors and Oakland A's. He's been a huge Star Wars fan for as long as he can remember. He also loves burritos, good ramen, and cooking Thai curries. His memoir "Prisoner," about the 544 days he spent held hostage by the government of Iran, comes out in January 2019.
Today they will be talking about Jamal’s work, his life, his columns, as well as press freedom issues around the world, a topic Karen and Jason are very familiar with. Due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing situation involving Jamal, we might not answer questions speculating about what might happen or has happened outside of the known facts, and thanks in advance for understanding.
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