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New research: going from impunity to justice for journalist murders

This report was written against the backdrop of the need to better understand the dynamics of impunity and the factors that contribute to solving cases of journalist murders on the domestic level. Although cases of full justice are scarce, they demonstrate that justice can be achieved.

Rights groups call for full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia on the anniversary of her murder

While the recent conviction of two hitmen is welcome, we lament the lack of implementation of the recommendations made by the Public Inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s assassination, and the exclusion of structured public consultation on proposed legal amendments relating to the safety of journalists and SLAPPs.

The murder of Gerry Ortega: Justice delayed; justice denied

Substantial flaws were found in the legal procedures in the case of Filipino journalist Gerry Ortega, who was murdered on 24 January 2011.

Bangladesh: Respect Rozina Islam’s right to a fair trial

Several groups urged the Bangladeshi government to respect the fair trial rights of investigative journalist Rozina Islam, who is accused of violating the Official Secrets Act.

One year after the coup in Myanmar: Silencing and oppression of critical voices

On the first anniversary of the coup, a number of organizations, including IFEX, strongly condemn the continued violence against media workers in Myanmar and outline actions that the international community can adopt.

Members of the National Assembly gesture as they vote on a Constitution Amendment bill, Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 June 2020, Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nepal: Universal Periodic Review report submitted on freedom of expression and civic space

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report on freedom of expression and civic space was submitted by Freedom Forum and Free Press Unlimited in the thirty-seventh Session of the Working Group on the UPR.

Malta: Threats to the independence of the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia must stop

Thirty-eight months after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, rights organisations reiterate that a fully independent and transparent public inquiry is key to achieving justice for Daphne’s assassination and ensuring that this will never happen again.

FPU, RSF and CPJ launch ambitious joint project to get justice for murdered journalists

The campaign “A Safer World For The Truth” will combine an innovative “digital monument” to journalists murdered worldwide with a goal of documenting and investigating cold cases.