South Africa is commemorating black Wednesday the day in October 1977 when then Minister of Justice Jimmy Kruger ordered the arrest of editors and banned The World, Weekend World and the church publication Pro Veritate, journalists around the world continue to be attacked and killed on the job.
A team of Turkish police investigators and prosecutors on Tuesday left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after conducting an unprecedented eight-hour night-time search agreed after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
US President Donald Trump said Monday that “rogue killers” could be to blame for the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist and said that the oil-rich state’s monarch emphatically denies involvement.
Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters.
Some Saudis are treating Turkish allegations that prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in their country’s consulate in Istanbul as fake news. Others see the alleged murder of Khashoggi, as a chilling message for opponents of the Saudi government.