Missing Saudi writer had big plans for his troubled region
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Missing Saudi writer had big plans for his troubled region

The Saudi contributor to Washington Post who went missing more than a week ago and is feared dead had major plans, including a string of new projects to promote inclusiveness and accountability lacking around the Arab world, his friends say. Jamal Khashoggi, a prolific writer and commentator, was working quietly with intellectuals, reformists and Islamists to launch a group called Democracy for the Arab World Now. He wanted to set up a media watch organization to keep track of press freedom. He also planned to launch an economic-focused website to translate international reports into Arabic to bring sobering realities to a population often hungry for real news, not propaganda. Part of Khashoggi s approach was to include political Islamists in what he saw as democracy building. That along with his sharp criticisms of the kingdom s crackdowns on critics, its war in Yemen and its policy on Iran put him at odds with the rulers of Saudi Arabia, which deeply opposes Islamists like the ...

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