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Candles are lit during a silent protest march to pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. CPJ and other press freedom groups are calling on the European Commission to investigate the killing. (AFP/Alex Halada)

CPJ joins call for European Commission to fight impunity in journalist killings

By Nina Ognianova /CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator on March 6, 2018 1:41 PM ET

In a joint letter today, addressed to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, 17 international media freedom organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, called on the Commission to ensure thorough, effective investigations into the murders of investigative journalists Ján Kuciak in Slovakia and Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta.

The organizations called on the European Commission to prioritize working with member states to establish national protection mechanisms for journalists in Europe, and to avoid allowing the EU region to become a dangerous place for journalists to work.

To read the letter, click here.


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