Fox Business Pulls Out of Saudi Conference Amid Khashoggi Controversy

Variety | 10/18/2018 | Brian Steinberg
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Fox Business Network became the latest media outlet to cut ties with a glitzy business conference slated to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the disappearance of dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

The 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet had been named as a media partner of the Future Investment Initiative, along with Bloomberg, The Financial Times, CNN, The New York Times, and Al Aribiya News Channel. The event is scheduled to take place in Riyadh between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. But even as CNN and other mainstream news outlets cut ties with the event, spokespersons for Fox Business said the network continued to monitor the situation.

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“Fox Business Network has canceled its sponsorship and participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia. We continue to seek an interview with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman,” the network said in a statement. Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo had been scheduled to take part in the event, but will not attend unless...
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