All The Dead Journalists

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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:10 am

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Mastermind behind Maltese journalist's murder is being protected, says husband

The family of the murdered anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia believe that three men awaiting trial for the crime were acting on orders from inside Malta, and have expressed concern that elements within the government may be protecting whoever commissioned the killing.

In his first full interview since his wife’s death in a car bombing six months ago, Peter Caruana Galizia claimed political interests were blocking the police investigation and said he feared the mastermind might never be brought to justice. ...

The accused men have all entered not guilty pleas. Police are still setting out their evidence before a magistrate, who will decide whether to dismiss the case or send the men for prosecution before a judge and jury.

The Maltese government says police are leaving no stone unturned. The justice minister is offering a €1m (£870,000) reward for information leading to anyone who may have ordered the car bombing on 16 October last year. ...

The interview launches a collaboration of 18 news organisations from 15 countries, brought together to continue the investigations Caruana Galizia was undertaking when she died. Led by France’s Forbidden Stories, the Daphne Project includes the Guardian, the New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Reuters and Le Monde.
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Post by Addie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:48 pm

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Mexican journalist Mario Gomez killed while leaving his home

A Mexican journalist was murdered in the southern state of Chiapas on Friday, authorities and his employer said, the latest attack against the press in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers.

As he was leaving his home in the city of Yajalon on Friday afternoon, Mario Gomez was confronted by two suspects and shot in the abdomen, according to El Heraldo de Chiapas, the local newspaper that employed him. Gomez was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. The suspects fled the scene.

“We vigorously condemn the cowardly aggression suffered by our colleague,” the paper wrote in an editorial note. “We demand of the competent authorities the investigation of these criminal acts.” ...

Mexico has seen unprecedented levels of violence as rival drug gangs splintered into smaller groups after more than a decade of a military-led campaign to battle the cartels.

Journalists, in particular, have become a target for violence in Mexico, which the Committee to Protect Journalists classifies as the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere for media workers.

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Post by Addie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:25 pm

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Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate, Turkish sources say

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul last week, Turkish sources said, in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdom’s rulers.

Khashoggi, a former newspaper editor in Saudi Arabia and adviser to its former head of intelligence, left the country last year saying he feared retribution for his growing criticism of Saudi policy in the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent.

On Tuesday he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards but his fiancee, who was waiting outside, said he never came out.

“The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate,” one of two Turkish officials told Reuters on Saturday.

An adviser to Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, Yasin Aktay, said authorities had concrete information about Khashoggi’s case, and he believed the journalist was killed in the consulate.

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Post by Addie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:54 pm

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Bulgarian Journalist Victoria Marinova Brutally Raped and Murdered

ROME—The face of 30-year-old Bulgarian investigative journalist Victoria Marinova had been beaten with such brutal force that the popular television journalist was not recognizable. Her semi-nude body was found in a remote area along the River Danube in Ruse, Bulgaria on Saturday, but it took hours to positively identify her. Initial reports in local Bulgarian media indicated that she had been raped, according to Interior Minister Mladen Marinov. She was also strangled and and suffocated. Her car keys, mobile phone, glasses and much of her clothing had been removed from the remote wooded area.

Marinova is the fourth journalist to be killed in Europe in the last 14 months. ...

Marinova had just inaugurated a new television program called “Detector” on September 30. Her first two guests were journalists who had been arrested for their work. Bulgarian journalist Dimitar Stoyanov and Romanian journalist Attilia had been threatened and arrested for their work investigating allegedly corrupt Bulgarian businesses. ...

Bulgarian prosecutor Georgy Georgiev says investigators are now considering whether Marinova’s efforts to expose corruption in Bulgaria were a motive in her murder. Much like Caruana Galizia in Malta, the muckraker had ruffled feathers of the government.

The European Federation of Journalists called for greater protections for investigative journalists across Europe. “This is the fourth brutal murder of a journalist in a Member State of the European Union since 2017,” Ricardo Gutiérrez, the head of the European Federation of Journalists said in a statement. “The killers and their sponsors obviously aim to intimidate the entire profession.”

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Post by HST's Ghost » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:16 am

Does the Khashoggi incident need its own thread? I have a feeling Trump is getting overwhelmed with all the shit coming down...
US intercepted Saudi plans to capture missing journalist, report says

U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly intercepted Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Top Turkish officials fear he was murdered and that his dismembered body was flown out of the country.

The Washington Post is reporting that before the journalist disappeared on Oct. 2, Saudi officials discussed a plan to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia.

It remains unclear if the Saudi government intended to arrest or kill the journalist known for his writings criticizing the Saudi leadership, or whether the U.S. government informed Khashoggi that he was the target of the Saudi government, the report said.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-interc ... eport-says
And his fiance wrote an op-ed...
Cengiz urged President Trump and his wife Melania Trump to help shed a light on the journalist’s disappearance. “At this time, I implore President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to help shed light on Jamal’s disappearance,” she wrote.
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Post by Kendra » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/sa ... 1cbb303a43
Saudis are said to have lain in wait for Jamal Khashoggi
This story is likely to take a lot of twists and turns. Will Trump do anything? Not holding my breath.

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Post by Kendra » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 am


Video claims to show chain of events in Istanbul on day of Khashoggi's disappearance
A video obtained by The Washington Post purports to show events in Istanbul on the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared.

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Post by Kendra » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:44 am


This is a remarkable @washingtonpost scoop in two very different respects:

First, that the U.S. _had_ intelligence on the plan (and doesn't appear to have done anything about it); and

Second, that someone leaked that (highly classified) intelligence information to the Post...

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Post by Flatpointhigh » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Kendra wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:44 am

This is a remarkable @washingtonpost scoop in two very different respects:

First, that the U.S. _had_ intelligence on the plan (and doesn't appear to have done anything about it); and

Second, that someone leaked that (highly classified) intelligence information to the Post...
and "Backpocket Jared" blocked any attempt to warn.

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Post by Kendra » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:59 pm

Likely so.

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Post by Addie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:29 am

New York Times
Killings of Journalists Show the Bloody Fingerprints of Organized Crime

In Mexico, journalists have been killed by arson, gunned down at a cafe and shot execution-style while out at a bar. In Malta, one was killed by a bomb hidden in her car. In Ecuador, two were kidnapped and killed by a drug cartel, and in India, one was killed after exposing a “sand mafia” that sold dirt to real estate developers.

The last two years have been deadly for journalists, with 31 murdered around the world this year alone, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. But a report released this past week by Reporters Without Borders documented more than two dozen who had been killed by members of organized crime since the start of 2017, including fatal attacks in Mexico and Europe that underscored the entrenched power of criminal syndicates around the world.

This year, at least a dozen journalists have been killed by members of organized crime, according to the report, bringing the kind of violence often associated with war zones to countries like Malta or Brazil that are farther from the chaos of the front lines. In many cases, the crimes go unpunished by authorities who are hostile to the news media or are involved in criminal activity themselves.

“As opposed to Syria or Afghanistan, where the press is often killed by terrorist groups, this report shows the link when government and corrupt organizations work in tandem to silence the work of journalists in a really covert way,” said Noni Ghani, a spokeswoman for Reporters Without Borders. “These things don’t just happen in conflict zones or countries at war. They really happen everywhere.”

Mexico has borne the brunt of these killings. Nine reporters were killed by organized crime in Mexico in 2017, and at least four have been killed there since the start of this year, according to Reporters Without Borders. The group said it was investigating four more killings to determine whether they were linked to organized crime.

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Post by Addie » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:48 pm

Associated Press
Journalist killed in Mexico as new president inaugurated

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have confirmed that a journalist was found slain in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit.

The spokesman for Mexico's newly inaugurated president identified the journalist as Jesus Marquez Jimenez of the Orion Informativo news site. ...

The press group Reporters Without Borders says Marquez Jimenez was shot to death Saturday, the day Lopez Obrador was inaugurated. The group says Marquez Jimenez had denounced local politicians' ties to drug cartels.

At least 10 journalists have been killed in Mexico this year. Over 30 were slain during the six-year administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, who left office Saturday.

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Post by Addie » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:35 pm

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In a violent year for journalists, United States among the deadliest countries for first time

(CNN) In a year when reporters have been decried as the "enemy of the people" from the highest echelons of government, the United States made its dubious debut among the deadliest countries for journalists.

Reporters Without Borders -- known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontières, or RSF -- has released its lists of journalists who went missing, or were killed, detained or held hostage between January 1 and December 1.

Read the report for yourself

"Journalists have never before been subjected to as much violence and abusive treatment as in 2018," a statement accompanying the report said.

While the United States did not make most lists, the country for the first time ranked among the top five deadliest countries, with six journalists killed in 2018, tying it with India.

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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:17 pm

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Journalist who exposed corrupt FIFA official is shot dead

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.

His employers said he was assassinated.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police. ...

Hussein-Suale’s killing also brought attention to comments made on television by a Ghanaian politician and businessman after the Nyantakyi scandal broke. Kennedy Agyapong, a member of parliament, appeared on his own television station to single out and denounce Hussein-Suale as “dangerous” and call for members of the public to assault the journalist up if they came across him.

Ranting and shouting into the camera, Agyapong said: “That boy (Ahmed-Hussein) that’s very dangerous, he lives here in Madina. If you meet him somewhere, break his ears. If he ever comes to this premises, I’m telling you, beat him. Whatever happens, I’ll pay because he’s bad, that Ahmed.”

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Post by Addie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:03 pm

ABC.net.au
United Nations launches investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder

The United Nations' human rights office has announced a three-member team of international experts will conduct an inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she would travel to Turkey next week to head an "independent international inquiry" into Khashoggi's murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 last year.

The UN rights office said in a statement that the independent panel would seek to establish "the nature and extent of states' and individuals' responsibilities for the killing".

The other two panel members are British barrister Helena Kennedy and Duarte Nuno Vieira, a pathology expert and professor at the department of legal and forensic medicine and ethics and medical law at Coimbra University, Portugal.

The trio will visit Turkey between January 28 and February 3 and plan to report to the UN Human Rights Council in June.

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Post by Addie » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:01 pm

Moscow Times
Igor Malashenko, Co-Founder of Russia’s NTV, Reported Dead in Spain

The renowned Russian media executive and political consultant Igor Malashenko has died in Spain at the age of 64, the Kommersant business daily reported on Monday.

Some Russian media reported the death as having been a suicide, citing sources close to Malashenko. No official sources have yet confirmed the reports.

Malashenko was the co-founder and president of NTV, an independent television channel founded by a group of leading journalists, before joining Boris Yeltsin's campaign team to engineer his presidential victory in 1996. He went on to lead a number of Russian media projects, including the RTVI online television channel and, more recently in 2018, he headed Ksenia Sobchak’s presidential campaign.

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:16 am

Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting

Media captionLyra McKee was one of Northern Ireland's most promising journalists, says the NUJ

One of Northern Ireland's "most promising" journalists has been shot dead during rioting that police are treating as a terrorist incident.

Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee after violence broke out during police searches in Londonderry on Thursday.

Police said a group known as the New IRA "are likely to be the ones" responsible for her murder.

Ms McKee's partner said she had been left without "the love of my life".

Sara Canning, speaking at a vigil in Derry, said the journalist's dreams had been "snuffed out by a single barbaric act".


https:// www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47985469

Lyra McKee: 29-year-old journalist shot dead in Derry – video obituary

Lyra McKee was fatally wounded during rioting in Derry on Thursday night, becoming what is believed to be the first journalist killed in the UK since Martin O'Hagan was shot in Lurgan, County Armagh, in 2001. The 29-year-old was an acclaimed Northern Irish journalist, who wrote about the Troubles and campaigned for LGBT rights



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Post by AndyinPA » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:49 pm

The USA has fallen to 48th place out of 148.

https://rsf.org/en/2019-world-press-fre ... cycle-fear
Of all the world’s regions, it is the Americas (North and South) that has suffered the greatest deterioration (3.6 percent) in its regional score measuring the level of press freedom constraints and violations. This was not just due to the poor performance of the United States, Brazil and Venezuela. Nicaragua (114th) fell 24 places, one of the biggest in 2019. Nicaraguan journalists covering protests against President Ortega’s government are treated as protesters and are often physically attacked. Many had to flee abroad to avoid being jailed on terrorism charges. The Western Hemisphere also has one of the world’s deadliest countries for the media: Mexico, where at least ten journalists were murdered in 2018. Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s installation as president has reduced some of the tension between the authorities and media, but the continuing violence and impunity for murders of journalists led RSF to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court in March.

https://rsf.org/en/ranking

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Post by Addie » Fri May 17, 2019 8:40 pm

Committee to Protect Journalists
Mexican reporter Francisco Romero Díaz shot dead in Playa del Carmen

Mexico City, May 17, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a credible and transparent investigation into the killing of Francisco Romero Díaz, a reporter who was shot dead yesterday in Playa del Carmen, a beachside resort in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Amir Ibrahim, Romero's editor at the local newspaper Quintana Roo Hoy, told CPJ that Romero's wife had said the journalist left home in the early hours after receiving a tip about a possible story. At approximately 6 a.m., Romero arrived near an establishment in the city, where unidentified gunmen shot him at least twice in the head, according to a statement given to media by the Quintana Roo state attorney general's office later that day. Romero died instantly.

Romero, 28, had been enrolled in a federal protection program since mid-2018, according to an official of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak with CPJ. The official said that Romero was assigned government bodyguards after he received threats around the time that two of his colleagues at Semanario Playa News, a now defunct Facebook news page for which he reported, were killed.

"This brutal murder of Francisco Romero Díaz is a direct consequence of the unabating violence in Quintana Roo and Playa del Carmen, a state and city popular with tourists, but lethal for journalists," said Jan-Albert Hootsen, CPJ's Mexico representative. "Mexican authorities must do everything in their power to bring the culprits to justice, and the Federal Protection Mechanism must conduct a thorough review into the murder of a journalist under its protection program."

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