Apparently his editor Karen Attiah at WaPo has already made Khashoggi's
works available in Arabic (I assume everything was published originally in
English, but not sure)
https://twitter.com/KarenAttiah/status/1052150458960281600

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:50 AM Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The Global Voices translation team
> <https://globalvoices.org/global-voices-translation-services/> may have
> thoughts.   Syndication services may help use of the translations begets
> interest.
> Perhaps process insight from the AP?
>
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:52 PM Erik Moeller <eloque...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Up until recently, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked for
> > the Washington Post. What happened to him? I couldn't say it better
> > than Wikipedia: [1]
> >
> > (begin quote)
> >
> >   On 2 October 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in
> >   Istanbul to obtain documents related to his marriage; he never left the
> >   building and was subsequently declared a missing person.
> >   Anonymous Turkish police sources have alleged that he was murdered
> >   and dismembered inside the consulate.
> >
> > (end quote)
> >
> > The Washington Post has now published Khashoggi's last column, titled
> > appropriately, "What the Arab world needs most is free expression".
> > [2] In it, he writes of the need for translation efforts and platforms
> > for free expression:
> >
> > (begin quote)
> >
> >   Arabs need to read in their own language so they can understand
> >   and discuss the various aspects and complications of democracy
> >   in the United States and the West. If an Egyptian reads an article
> >   exposing the actual cost of a construction project in Washington,
> >   then he or she would be able to better understand the implications
> >   of similar projects in his or her community.
> >
> >   The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational
> >   media so citizens can be informed about global events. More
> >   important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices. We
> >   suffer from poverty, mismanagement and poor education.
> >   Through the creation of an independent international forum,
> >   isolated from the influence of nationalist governments
> >   spreading hate through propaganda, ordinary people in the
> >   Arab world would be able to address the structural problems
> >   their societies face.
> >
> > (end quote)
> >
> > I'm wondering what folks in the Wikimedia community and movement make
> > of this call to action. Is there more that Wikimedia can do, for
> > example, to support translation of news articles into many languages?
> >
> > There is nothing in Jamal's own op-ed that indicates that it would be
> > legally permissible to translate it. This is, unfortunately, the norm
> > for news; there are few outlets that use a Creative Commons license,
> > and those that do, typically tend to choose the most restrictive
> > variants.
> >
> > Perhaps there would be value in an organized community effort that
> > would pick up news articles [3] that _are_ licensed under free
> > licenses, and translate them into as many languages as possible. If
> > launched under a prominent umbrella -- e.g., Wikimedia --, this might
> > then also help incentivize more outlets to selectively license content
> > openly, permitting translation. Beyond its intrinsic value, such an
> > effort would also help the Wikimedia projects by expanding the reach
> > of impacted citations into more languages.
> >
> > Thoughts? Does Jamal's call to action resonate in other ways with
> > Wikimedia's mission?
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Erik
> >
> > [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamal_Khashoggi -- written by
> > multiple authors and distributed under Creative Commons Attribution
> > ShareAlike-License 3.0 Unported
> >
> > [2]
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/jamal-khashoggi-what-the-arab-world-needs-most-is-free-expression/2018/10/17/adfc8c44-d21d-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html
> > -- quoted as fair use
> >
> > [3] Likely restricted to some subset of outlets, e.g., sources most
> > Wikipedia editions would accept as citations
> >
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