In September 2017, in his first column for the Washington Post, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi described the repression in his home country as “unbearable” and called out Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for creating an environment of “fear” and “intimidation.” A year later, Khashoggi was murdered by a Saudi hit squad.
Avi Asher-Schapiro is a research associate and tech reporter at the Committee to Protect Journalists. Before joining CPJ, he worked as a staff writer at VICE News, International Business Times/Newsweek and Tribune Media. His reporting on technology and human rights issues has been published in outlets including the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly and the Intercept.
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