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International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has blasted President Trump for emboldening autocratic regimes around the world to crack down on reporters with his attacks on the media.
“The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the enemy of the people,” Clooney said during an address at the 2018 United Nations Correspondents Association Awards in New York City on Wednesday night. She had earlier named Brazil, Hungary, Myanmar, North Korea, the Philippines, and Turkey as examples of countries with limited press freedoms.
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“And of course, two months ago, a Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, walked into a consulate in Istanbul and was brutally tortured to death,” Clooney, a Lebanese-British lawyer, told the glitzy assembly. She was referring to the Saudi dissident columnist and U.S. resident who disappeared on Oct. 2 after an appointment at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city.
Clooney attended the gala, the U.N.’s 70th anniversary event, as its Global Citizen of the Year honoree. She also spoke about her work representing two Reuters journalists who were arrested and imprisoned while reporting on the Rohingya massacre in Myanmar.
Clooney and actor husband George, who accompanied her to the awards ceremony Wednesday, have in the past supported Democratic candidates and donated to liberal causes.
‘The chilling effect is real.’
— Michelle Nichols (@michellenichols) December 6, 2018
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