On October 2, Jamal Khashoggi – a seasoned journalist and critic of the Saudi Empire – entered the Turkish consulate in Istanbul and has not been seen since. After initially denying any knowledge of the situation, Saudi officials claimed no involvement then changed their story to involve a group of “rogue operators” whom they say belong to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inner circle. It was later determined by Turkish officials that Mr. Khashoggi was strangled and then his body was dismembered. His body remains undiscovered.
Instructors, click on the link below to download this week’s lecture for use in your classroom. In addition to the resources provided below, the deck contains discussion questions, an in-class activity, an online activity, and assessment questions.
Learning Objective 1: Discuss why some powerful leaders might be skeptical, if not fearful, of a free press.
Learning Objective 2: Explain how globalization factors into the murder disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
“Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘premeditated’ – Saudi prosecutor” (BBC, Text/Video)
Karl Vick, “How the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Could Upend the Middle East”(TIME, Text)
Isil Sariyuce and Laura Smith-Spark, “Turkey gives recordings on Khashoggi’s death to Saudis, US, Britain — Erdogan” (CNN, Video/Text)