January 19th, 2020

Updates about killed Journalists

Malta police chief quits amid criticism over murdered journalist case

(I posted an article about it here)

Malta's police chief has resigned following criticism of his handling of the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. New Prime Minister Robert Abela has vowed to improve the rule of law in Malta.

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Malta gets new PM after Muscat departs over Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Robert Abela elected as Labour leader after PM Joseph Muscat resigned amid controversy surrounding investigation of journalist’s death

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A different article that shows more of how the EU views the political situation in Malta is here

Man Admits To Murdering Investigative Journalist, A Crime That Rocked Slovakia

(I posted an article about it here and here)

A man accused of being a hired assassin has pleaded guilty to killing a journalist who investigated corruption in Slovakia — a shocking murder that led to the government's collapse in early 2018, along with the exit of several police and justice officials.

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Murdered journalist Lyra McKee honoured with MA

(I posted an article about it here)

Journalist Lyra McKee, 29, who was murdered as she reported on riots in Derry last year, has been honoured with a Posthumous Master of Arts Degree in Online Journalism from Birmingham City University. 

Lyra wrote extensively about post-conflict society, most notably in her article The Ceasefire Babies: Why did the suicide rate in Northern Ireland soar following the Good Friday Agreement? 

At the time of her death Lyra was researching unsolved killings in Northern Ireland in the 20th century and was awaiting the publication of her non-fiction book Angels with Blue Faces.

Lyra was also a passionate advocate for LGBT+ rights and delivered the powerful TED Talk ‘How uncomfortable conversations can save lives’, at 2017’s TEDx Stormont Women, about the 2016 Orlando shootings. 

Lyra studied the distance learning master’s degree at BCU between 2012 and 2014. 

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