Media companies, journalists drop out of Saudi event over Khashoggi's disappearance

Tehran, Oct 13, IRNA - Media companies are pulling out of a Saudi investment conference because of growing outrage over Khashoggi's disappearance.

Economist Editor-In-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes will not participate in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, spokeswoman Lauren Hackett said in an email, Al-Jazeera reported.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, a CNBC anchor and New York Times business journalist, tweeted he was not attending the conference, saying he was 'terribly distressed by the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and reports of his murder'.

The New York Times also decided to pull out of the event as a media sponsor, spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said.

The Financial Times said in a statement that it was reviewing its involvement as a media partner.
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