Amal and George Clooney showed up in New York for the 70th Anniversary of the UN Correspondents Association. Amal was there to receive the 2018 UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award for her humanitarian work, and George there to cheer her on.
Amal has been involved with the UN since 2013. During the event, she took to the stage to honor the best of UN media coverage in 2018. Per People, she said, “I am here tonight to honor you, the journalists being recognized for your groundbreaking reporting this year.”
Amal Clooney, who has represented journalists detained in countries like Egypt and Azerbaijan, linked Trump’s rhetoric about the media to the killing of the Washington Post journalist.
Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Leaked accounts of his murder say that the killing lasted seven minutes and he was suffocated. Turkish investigators reportedly believe that Khashoggi’s remains may have been dissolved in acid.
“The US president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the enemy of the people,” she said.
“And of course two months ago a Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, walked into a consulate in Istanbul and was brutally tortured to death.”
Trump has repeatedly referred to the press as the enemy of the people and has embraced chants against news outlets at his rallies.
Watch the full speech
Amal Clooney wore a J. MENDEL
Strappy Sweetheart Two-Tone Silk Gown
JUDITH LEIBER satin clutch
LORRAINE SCHWARTZ earrings
JIMMY CHOO pumps (not confirmed)
Via surfmamawilma on Instagram – Amal on the cover of The TIMES UK