Terre Haute: A journalism group at Indiana State University is taking steps to honour alumnus and slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Also Read - Hajj 2020: Muslims Begin Socially-Distanced Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca, Beautiful Pictures Emerge Online | Watch
The Tribune-Star reports that the university’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hopes to dedicate a meeting space to Khashoggi, who was also recently named Time Person of the Year. Also Read - Saudi Arabia Limits Expat Repatriation Plan | Know Details Here
Graduate student Andrew Hile is the university’s SPJ president. He says space will serve as a reminder that students should act with “courage, commitment and integrity.” Khashoggi attended the university from 1977 to 1982 and received a degree in business administration. Also Read - Saudi Arabia Rules Out Financial Curbs on Expats
The group also plans to raise money for the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit that promotes the rights of journalists.
Khashoggi was killed two months ago when The Washington Post columnist visited Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey for paperwork so he could get married. He had been critical of the Saudi regime. (AP) AMS AMS