National Press Club

Statement from National Press Club President Andrea Edney on Saudi confirmation of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

October 19, 2018 | By Andrea Edney | president@press.org

National Press Club President Andrea Edney issued the following statement Friday after the Saudi government acknowledged that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Turkey:

Along with journalists everywhere we mourn the death of our colleague Jamal Khashoggi.

We hope that President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will respond appropriately to the lies it is now clear they were told by Saudi leaders. We join the call for a United Nations investigation into this atrocity.

The best memorial for a journalist is pursuit of the truth.

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists. It has more than 3,100 members worldwide. The Club supports press freedom through its nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute.