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Global Journalist: European Journalist Murders Highlight Impunity Risks

Jan 31, 2019

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October generated days of international headlines. Unfortunately, when journalists are killed for their work their deaths rarely attract such attention.

A memorial to Slovakian journalist Ján Kuciak
Credit AP Photo

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the targeted killings of two investigative journalists in European democracies.  At the time of their deaths, Slovakia's Ján Kuciak and Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia were probing government corruption and the influence of Italian organized crime families in their respective countries. In both cases, justice has been slow in coming.

Yet if the intention of those who killed Kuciak and Galizia was to halt their reporting, that effort failed. In both cases, journalists from a number of media outlets organized to continue the work of their slain colleagues.

Joining the program:

    • Martin Turček, investigative reporter for the Slovak news site Aktuality
    • Pavla Holcova, founder, Czech Center for Investigative Reporting
    • Laurent Richard, executive director of the Forbidden Stories project
    • Gulnoza Said, Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists

Producers: Rosemary Belson, Edom Kassaye

Visual editor: Grace Lett