Turks Tell US: We Have Proof Khashoggi Killed

The Turkish government has told US officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month. The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the consulate after he walked in October 2 to obtain an official document before his upcoming wedding, then killed him and dismembered his body. The audio recording in particular provides some of the most persuasive and gruesome evidence that the Saudi team is responsible for Khashoggi’s death. The journalist has had long-standing ties to the Saudi royal family, but has written critically of the current government and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Source: Washington Post

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Hip-Hop Journalist Stoner Murdered

Acclaimed hip-hop chronicler Zachary Stoner was shot to death in the early hours of May 30 in Chicago. Stoner posted over 1,700 videos to his YouTube channel zacktv1, and once boasted "I'm the 'Hood CNN.'" "Authorities should thoroughly investigate the murder... including whether his journalistic work was the motive for his death," said CPJ.

Source: CPJ

Posted on: June 4, 2018

Slovakian Prime Minister Resigns

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico has resigned after the murder of Jan Kuciak sparked a political scandal. President Andrej Kiska said he would ask Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini to form a new government. Mr Fico had offered to resign on Wednesday if the ruling coalition was allowed to finish its term. The death of reporter Kuciak has shone a spotlight on corruption in Slovakia, prompting nationwide protests. The 27-year-old was working on a story linking high-level political corruption in Slovakia with the Italian mafia when he was killed in late February. His fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, was also murdered in an attack at their home.

Source: BBC

Posted on: March 16, 2018

Slovakian Journalist Found Murdered

A journalist investigating alleged tax fraud involving businessmen connected to Slovakia’s ruling party has been found murdered alongside his girlfriend. Ján Kuciak, 27, and his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová, were discovered shot dead in the home they shared after worried relatives alerted police, saying it had been a week since they had heard from the couple. Slovakia’s most senior police officer, Tibor Gašpar, told reporters the murders “likely have something to do with [Kuciak’s] investigative activities.” The two bodies were found on Sunday evening in the town of Vel’ka Mača, east of the capital, Bratislava.

Source: The Guardian

Posted on: February 27, 2018

Canada Investigations Highlight CAJ Awards

The Canadian Association of Journalists rolled out its annual awards over the weekend, highlighting impressive investigative stories from across the country. Among the winners were exposés of freewheeling spending that brought down Alberta's premier; the human organ trade; unequal education; rail fatigue; and stalkers and murderers.

Source: Canadian Association of Journalists

Posted on: June 8, 2015