Ahead of Zambia’s August 12 general elections, CPJ and partners call on the government to maintain access to the internet and digital communications. On July 23, opposition supporters assault a reporter with the state-owned Zambia News and Information Services, and on June 24, a radio station transmitter is damaged in an arson attack.
Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey On October 2, 2018, shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan and a columnist for The Washington Post was killed.
Khashoggi had written critically about Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The CIA found that bin Salman ordered the journalist’s murder.