Karen Attiah

Karen Attiah

Karen Attiah is the Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post, where she commissions and edits commentary on global issues from a variety of international writers. She joined The Post in 2014 as a digital producer in the Opinions section. Attiah often writes on issues relating to race, gender and international politics, with a special interest in Africa. Previously, she reported as a freelancer for the Associated Press while based in the Caribbean. Attiah was a Fulbright scholar to Ghana and holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She received her bachelor's degree in communication studies from Northwestern University.

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If there was anything Jamal was passionate about—almost desperate for—it was to be heard, read and understood first and foremost by Saudis, and ultimately by readers across the Arab world. (Photo: Twitter) Views
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
'Do Not Keep My Mouth Closed... You’ll Suffocate Me': Khashoggi's Final Words in Arabic
Almost every time I finished editing a piece that Jamal Khashoggi had written for The Post’s Global Opinions section, he would ask me the same question. “Great, that’s done. Do you want me to translate this to Arabic?” In the year since his senseless and brutal murder, amid the pain, grief and...
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