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One year after Daphne Caruana Galizia murder, a family fights for justice

It was around 3 p.m. on October 16, 2017, when Matthew Caruana Galizia, who was working at home, heard a loud blast. Because it sounded like the explosion had taken place close by, he popped out to see what had happened. What he saw was shocking. His mother’s car had been blown to smithereens, killing […]

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Hungary: Political pressure on advertisers threatens critical media

The gradual decay of media freedom in Hungary and other Eastern European countries is, by now, a very well-documented story. But the foreign press tends to focus on the most visible and easy-to-explain stories: the passage of a new law, the closure of a newspaper or the acquisition of large media companies by government-friendly businessmen. […]

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IPI demands release of Eleven Media journalists in Myanmar

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today condemned the arrest in Myanmar on October 10 of three journalists with the Eleven Media group and demanded their immediate release. According to reports, police summoned top editors U Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nari Min along with […]

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IJ4EU jury calls for full investigation into murder of Bulgarian reporter

The members of the independent IJ4EU jury, led by Süddeutsche Zeitung Editor-in-Chief Wolfgang Krach, today called on Bulgarian authorities to open a “comprehensive and transparent” investigation into the murder of journalist Victoria Marinova. Marinova’s last report for the broadcaster TVN, which aired on September 30, focused on revelations of corruption involving EU funds worth hundreds […]

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