From Buzzfeed News concern about journalists under threat.
Press freedoms are under assault around the world. These are the most urgent cases in November, including journalists receiving threats, being subjected to unfair trials, and their murders left unsolved.
In 13 months without answers about the brazen killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, no independent criminal investigation has come. Pressured by recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities, the Saudi crown prince spoke out in September denying any role in Khashoggi's death. He did, however, claim responsibility for the “mistake” on behalf of consulate workers in Istanbul. Yet, findings from the UN and the CIA point to his involvement. Stateside, President Donald Trump blew a congressional deadline to release intelligence reports under the US Global Magnitsky Act.
An investigation has begun two years after a reporter’s killing in Malta.
Oct. 16 marked two years since Panama Papers investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb blast in Malta. In September, the Maltese government announced the establishment of a public inquiry, calling on investigators to ensure the process is fully independent and impartial. Three men are currently in detention in relation to the killing; however, the perpetrators, including the masterminds, have yet to be brought to justice. No trial dates have been announced.
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