Viacom, NY Times, LA Times Withdraw From Saudi Conference In Wake Of Journalist Disappearance

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Deadline—Questions about the role of the Saudi Arabia government in the disappearance of a Washington Post-affiliated journalist have caused a number of prominent media companies and speakers to withdraw from a big business conference in the kingdom. Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2. He has since gone missing and published reports have said he is believed to have been…

CNBC withdraws from Saudi conference over concerns about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. "CNBC will no longer participate in the FII in Riyadh due to the continuing questions surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the network says.