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Hatice Cengiz | Helmut Schmidt Lecture 2022 „Speaking up!“

Human rights activist Hatice Cengiz delivers the second Helmut Schmidt Lecture in Berlin

“If you don’t speak, you can’t be heard!”, Helmut Schmidt once said. But he was wrong. That’s because around the world, authoritarian regimes are silencing people who raise their voices. Journalists and human rights activists are being defamed,…

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The Khashoggi case – a timeline of events

Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, died a brutal death in his country’s…

28. September 2018

Jamal Khashoggi besucht an diesem Freitag das saudische Konsulat in Istanbul, um eine Bestätigung der Scheidung von seiner saudischen Ex-Frau zu erhalten. Diese benötigt er, um seine türkische Verlobte, Hatice Cengiz, heiraten zu…

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Hatice Cengiz

A short portrait of our Helmut Schmidt Lecture 2022 speaker

Hatice Cengiz is a Turkish academic and a researcher in Middle Eastern studies who has published academic articles and a book on Gulf countries. She is the widow of slain Washington Post editorialist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered inside the Saudi…

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