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The investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Category:Breaking News Story Of The Year

On 2 October 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Killed and dismembered by people close to Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the journalist’s gruesome death was met with widespread outrage around the world.

In the days, weeks and months after the journalist disappeared, CNN broke a series of high-profile stories revealing key details about what happened inside the consulate on the day Khashoggi was murdered.

CNN found a large audience for its Khashoggi scoops across the gulf (both inside and outside of Saudi Arabia) with new details being widely read in the region.