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World media chiefs call for EU inquiry into Maltese journalist's murder

World media chiefs call for EU inquiry into Maltese journalist's murder

Guardian editor and BBC news director say Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death is appalling reminder of dangers journalists face The heads of eight of the world’s largest news organisations have called for
'You can get killed': journalists living in fear as states crack down

'You can get killed': journalists living in fear as states crack down

Independent journalists are under siege in a growing list of supposedly freer countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India and MexicoSome languish in hiding, exile – or jail. Others self-censor, use
'Local media are simply disappearing': how financial pressures are killing independent media

'Local media are simply disappearing': how financial pressures are killing independent media

From Poland and Hungary to parts of Africa and South America, states are using commercial ruses to squeeze out liberal media When staff at Hungary’s left-leaning Nepszabadsag newspaper packed up their
Global press freedom plunges to worst level this century

Global press freedom plunges to worst level this century

Study finds freedom of expression at lowest point since 2000 with reporters facing violence, prosecution and financial rout in dozens of countries Media freedom around the world has fallen to the
'We work under siege': the journalists who risk death for doing their jobs

'We work under siege': the journalists who risk death for doing their jobs

In at least a dozen countries worldwide, the sword is proving mightier than the penFewer journalists have been killed this year than in the recent past. The global death toll in 2017 stands at 54,
MEPs looking into death of journalist 'disturbed' by trip to Malta

MEPs looking into death of journalist 'disturbed' by trip to Malta

Delegation reporting on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death finds ‘perception of impunity’ due to apparent reluctance to investigate major casesMEPs on a fact-finding mission to Malta after the killing of
South Korea demands apology from Beijing over attack on journalist

South Korea demands apology from Beijing over attack on journalist

Photographer was severely beaten by around 15 security guards while covering President Moon’s visit to China, reports saySouth Korea is demanding a formal apology from Beijing after a South Korean
Mexican journalist shot dead at son's school Christmas pageant

Mexican journalist shot dead at son's school Christmas pageant

Gumaro Pérez Aguilando was 12th media worker killed this year in Mexico‘Nothing and no one protects us. Criminals have permission to do as they want’A Mexican journalist has been shot dead while he
Christian Porter looks at power to decide on prosecution of journalists

Christian Porter looks at power to decide on prosecution of journalists

Attorney general could set up sign-off safeguard for journalists under proposed secrecy lawsThe attorney general is considering giving himself the power to block prosecution of journalists under the
​Bank criticised by Daphne Caruana Galizia under scrutiny in Brussels

​Bank criticised by Daphne Caruana Galizia under scrutiny in Brussels

Regulators question Maltese bank Pilatus which was suing journalist at time of her murderA Maltese bank that was a frequent target of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist and
'Quest for justice': former Isis hostage on capture of ‘Beatles’ – video

'Quest for justice': former Isis hostage on capture of ‘Beatles’ – video

The French journalist Nicolas Henin, a former Isis hostage, speaks about the need for justice following the capture of two British militants known as the 'Beatles' in Syria. Henin was abducted in June
Shot journalist 'was investigating Slovakian links to Italian mafia'

Shot journalist 'was investigating Slovakian links to Italian mafia'

Summary of last work by Ján Kuciak, shot dead with fiancée, focuses on ’Ndrangheta ties The Slovakian journalist Ján Kuciak was investigating political corruption linked to an Italian mafia group at
Police release seven men detained over Slovakian journalist's killing

Police release seven men detained over Slovakian journalist's killing

Ján Kuciak was investigating the mafia when he and his partner, Martina Kušnírová, were killedPolice in Slovakia have released seven Italians who were detained as suspects in the killing of an
Death of investigative journalist sparks mass protests in Slovakia

Death of investigative journalist sparks mass protests in Slovakia

Ján Kuciak and his fiancee were killed after he wrote an article linking politicians to the mafiaTens of thousands of Slovaks have rallied to demand the resignation of prime minister Robert Fico’s
Man arrested over murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh

Man arrested over murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh

High-profile editor and activist was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru in SeptemberIndian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh
BBC urges UN to act over harassment of journalists in Iran

BBC urges UN to act over harassment of journalists in Iran

Corporation says attempts to persuade Iranian authorities to desist have been ignoredThe BBC is appealing to the United Nations to help protect the rights of its journalists in Iran after complaining
Bring in EU police over journalist's murder, MEPs urge Slovakia

Bring in EU police over journalist's murder, MEPs urge Slovakia

Call for Europol to take lead role in investigation as Robert Fico’s government nears collapseThe EU crime-fighting agency Europol should jointly lead the investigation into the murder of a Slovak
Slovakia's PM ready to resign amid journalist murder scandal

Slovakia's PM ready to resign amid journalist murder scandal

Robert Fico offers to step down after large protests following killing of Ján KuciakSlovakia’s prime minister has offered to resign, under pressure from the opposition for his handling of a scandal
Reuters reporters clock up 100 days in Myanmar jail

Reuters reporters clock up 100 days in Myanmar jail

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed for reporting on anti-Rohingya violence, reach milestoneTwo Reuters journalists jailed in Myannmar for reporting on the campaign of violence against the Rohingya have
Mexico journalist shot dead in Gulf state of Veracruz

Mexico journalist shot dead in Gulf state of Veracruz

Leobardo Vázquez, 48, killed in town of Gutiérrez ZamoraVázquez ran news website in area known for drug cartel activity Related: Mario Vargas Llosa: murder of Mexican journalists is due to press