In many parts of the world, assassinations have become a daily occurrence. Data collected by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime shows that at least 2,700 people were victims of contract killings between 2019 and 2020 in 84 countries. Many of which were members of civil society.

In this podcast we bear witness to the victims of organized crime by looking at why certain individuals or groups of individuals are at risk of assassination, and what can be done to prevent it.

Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

In this episode we look at the threat against human rights defenders. What makes these brave individuals a target for assassination?

HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC

INTERVIEWEE(S):

Michelle Foley, HRD Memorial Project Coordinator, Frontline Defenders

Juan Pappier, Senior Researcher for Americas at Human Rights Watch

Maureen Meyer, Vice President for Programs at the Washington Office on Latin America.

Additional Links:

Global Assassination Monitor

Faces of Assassination

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

In this episode we look at how civil society can mobilize itself to fight against impunity, and reduce harm to journalists and other civil society actors.

HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC

INTERVIEWEE(S):

Andrew Caruana Galizia – co-founder of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation and son of journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia

Guilherme Canela Godoi – who is currently heading the global unit on freedom of expression and safety of journalists at UNESCO

Additional Links:

Global Assassination Monitor

Faces of Assassination

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

In this episode, we explore the reasons why journalists are vulnerable to killings by organized crime.

HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC

INTERVIEWEE(S):

Guilherme Canela Godoi – who is currently heading the global unit on freedom of expression and safety of journalists at UNESCO

Frank Smyth, the Senior Advisor for journalist security at the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Pauline Adès-Mével – Editor-in-chief / Spokeswoman at Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Additional Links

Global Assassination Monitor

Faces of Assassination

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime presents The Ripple Effect.

In this podcast we bear witness to the victims of organized crime.

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