The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

The death of Khashoggi and the reach of surveillance regimes

What can the death of Jamal Khashoggi tell us about the sophisticated machinery of surveillance in the Gulf, Turkey and beyond? David Kirkpatrick, who investigated the Khashoggi case for The New York Times, in conversation with Matthew Hedges.

Chaired by James Harkin, Director of the CIJ.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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David Kirkpatrick

David D. Kirkpatrick is an American, London-based international correspondent for The New York Times. From 2011 through 2015, he served as its Cairo bureau chief and a Middle East correspondent.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Matthew Hedges

In May 2018, Matthew Hedges, a PhD candidate at Durham University, who was in the United Arab Emirates for a two-week research trip, was arrested at Dubai International Airport on suspicion of spying on behalf of the British government.


  • 5 February 2019 18.30–20.00
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London