A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editorI received this column from Jamal Khashoggi’s translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen. This is the last piece of his I will edit for The Post. This column perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world. A freedom he apparently gave his life for. I will be forever grateful he chose The Post as his final journalistic home one year ago and gave us the chance to work together.
"Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab World Needs Most Is Free Expression" is from the October 17, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jamal Khashoggi and narrated by Sam Scholl.