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National Press Club to hold moment of silence on Oct. 2 to mark the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Press Club will hold a moment of silence in observance of the first anniversary of the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. 

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LOGO. (PRNewsFoto/NATIONAL PRESS CLUB) (PRNewsfoto/National Press Club)

Khashoggi, who was openly critical of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his columns for the Washington Post, was ambushed by 15 Saudi government officials inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and killed on October 2, 2018.

National Press Club President Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak will lead fellow Club members, staff and other journalists in a moment of silence at 10:00 a.m. in the Club's lobby, followed by brief remarks.

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is The World's Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™, with a membership of more than three thousand journalists and communications professionals. Through the activities and programs of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, a 501c-3, the Club fights for a free press worldwide.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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