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Field to the Edge!



This article by journalist Rane al-Sabbagh, who launched the ARIJ network since launching in Amman in 2006, and the views below reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNN.

Regardless of the identity of the Saudi official who made the decision to murder the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and cut his bones, he probably believed he would be punished. This murder was not a suicide mission.

The 15-member assassination team entered fearless Turkey, arrived in Istanbul and abandoned it leaving the situation of confusion together with fingerprints, evidence, and evidence of their actions during a temporary stopping.

They acted scornfully and with great self-confidence.

Even today, we can only speculate on the identity of former victims, whose accidents may have been put in the hands of this team.

There were several reasons why the perpetrators believed it would be without punishment for a punishable murder. One of these reasons relates to my profession – journalism.

When Khashoggi was killed, many Arab journalists rushed to defend Riyadh. They did not know the details of the tragedy, but it is clear to me that most of them write what they meant. What is the official version under the weight of successive discoveries, journalists have been forced to change their approaches in line with development without the slightest inconvenience.

All official statements were enough for them without the desire to ask any questions.

But they were not alone. Saudi Arabia has another, albeit less numerous, group of influential Western journalists who defended Riyadh after having spent at least a year promoting a story that was repackaged and packed for "the reign in the roots of reform" and winds of change across the Saudi soil, Her eyes of tears according to size and size goals.

But this group of Western journalists ignored a fierce new campaign that forced local dissidents and activists, women who had been struggling to gain the right to drive in their country and the day-to-day victim of Yemen.

We had to read reports from international human rights organizations to discover the failure of Arab journalists and some of their Western colleagues to overwrite and publish what happened.

In the midst of so many journalists looking to the other side of the facts, we can understand that whoever decided Khashoggi's assassination did and was convinced he would not be responsible.

Why would journalists try to cover a murder in the Istanbul consulate until they systematically uncover the suffering of thousands of civilians falling to Yemen and elsewhere every day?

Therefore, we, who have decided to work in a professional profession, are guilty of the decision to liquidate Khashoggia. Every time we fail to consider, investigate and discover, we help make another undignified sacrifice, cancel our message and disrupt our profession.

Who among you mentioned the crime of torture of Julia Regini and his murder in Cairo in 2016, and the next set of statements and explanations of Egyptian authorities and their loyal newspapers!

Who will investigate this murder to hold those who committed it to those responsible?

We certainly are not!

Who will be the next victim?

We understand that the profession of journalism is not easy in any part of the world, even in America. But on this planet there is no place that can be compared to what is happening in the Arab world when it comes to silencing the mouth, the absence and absence of press freedom, and the threat to the journalist's neck.

During seven years after the so-called " "The Arab Spring," the hope for a deepening disappointment faded. As a Jordanian citizen, the erosion of public freedom and the media is concerned.

As a journalist, I work today under the official pressure I did not give since I started my career in 1984.

The irony is that senior officials are surprised to complain that media freedom is declining, as if tired from international facts and indicators to measure freedom of thought and expression.

In the past years, it was the heaviest in the Arab media network for Arab investigative journalist (ARIJ) in March. Most Arab governments have adopted laws and regulations, and we believe it is a sign of blocking information, censoring or spreading self-censorship among journalists, torture, jail, and even murder.

Most Arab officials break laws without any supervision or fear of punishment because they are certain that their countries lack responsibility and that the West will be in favor of their abuses. Interest prevails over the principles in this bad age.

The United States and European countries today are more interested in hunting $ 1 billion in market markets in the region. The priority of these countries is to fight transnational terrorism – and some of its production – and to stop the flow of Syrian refugees to their country. Arab societies sunk by coercion and subjection do not help much discredit the governments. There are no social requests to conduct investigations that reveal the wrong government practice and cases of corruption. The Society is vertically divided into contradictory doses between music videos or TV shows and metaphysics and calls for reconciliation through the virtual world.

Authorities are satisfied with this social breakdown. Laws are selective whatever they want.

Accordingly, the options available to Arab journalists today are complicated and are in a situation where they are afraid: either with regime or with government, or classified in an anti-homeland war.

ARIJ calls media professionals to reject this bi-option. Our role is to protect society, detect failures, seek solutions, raise the practice of oppression, which leads to oppression and misery, and provide platforms for those who have no voice or hope. Our role is also to keep the corrupt, negligent and incompetent responsible until they perform their duties.

In most of our countries, the divided media on political and ideological grounds – local and regional – are considered the source of instability, internal conflict and conflict. The facts behind this horror are not absent.

The media here suffers from the collapse of professional standards and a terrible fall in value and morale, due to the absence of any mechanism for regulating the industry from the inside. However, these repeated failures do not justify the obstacles encountered daily by ARIJ's diaries or the authoritarian practices faced during their search and attempts to document facts to reveal topics of public interest and activate the principle of responsibility;

In the background of this regional and international scene, the ARIJ 11. Network in Jordan will be held between November 30 and December 2, entitled "The Future of Research Journalism, Trends, Tools and Technological Systems."

Arigani, by the name of many network-supported journalists, deserves extraordinary support and brave medals for their professionalism, personal integrity and impossibility in one of the most dangerous areas of the world.

We refuse to sit on the viewer's balcony, contrary to our Code of Ethics and Professional Principles. We will focus on the worst and continue with the pressure to broaden the margin of freedom of the media in countries that want to be based on citizenship, law and management of adults, separation of power, dignity and social justice.

(Middle East: Opinion .. Rana Al-Sabbagh writes for CNN: Arab research journalism … swings to the edge!) Moved by the search engine of Egypt 24 and transmitted as from the source (CNN Arabic), it does not express the view of the site and the liberation policy But the news and health responsibility of the original publisher is CNN Arabic.


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