The IAPA assembly held today, in the Argentine city of Salta, a minute of silence for the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and all those informants who died in 2018 in the exercise of their profession.
During that time, all the attendees of the 74th Annual General Assembly of the SIP, headed by its president, Gustavo Mohme, and its executive director, Ricado Trotti, stood in the hall of the Convention Center of Salta where it is celebrated the event, in rejection by the death of Khashoggi and other journalists.
Veteran reporter Bob Woodward, who then intervened by videoconference, said he hopes that the death of Jamal Khashoggi "is not a premonition of the world that we will see in the next few years in journalism."
He also claimed that the death of Jamal Khashoggi reminds him of Watergate, a scandal he uncovered together with his colleague of the newspaper "The Washington Post" Carl Bernstein, "when Nixon said that his inferior staff had organized these activities and today we know that he was the one who He directed that mission. "
Gustavo Mohme recalled yesterday in the Assembly that a total of 29 journalists were killed this year in America, of which more than a third correspond to Mexico.
Eleven of the journalists murdered this year were Mexicans, six Americans, four Brazilians, three Ecuadorians, two Colombians, two Guatemalans and one Nicaraguan.
Khashoggi was last seen on October 2, entering the consulate in Istanbul (Turkey) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, according to the Saudi General Prosecutor's Office, died violently but accidentally in a "hands-on confrontation".
The "fight" that occurred as a result of conversations he had with the people who received him, according to the Office of the Prosecutor
The SIP, a private non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas, is made up of editors and directors of more than 1,300 media outlets in the Americas and is based in Miami (USA). ).